Hexenbichler

Vernatsch

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 300 and 450 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2021

vintage description

A long winter left the vines dormant until early April. Bud break was followed by a drop in temperatures, which delayed flowering. The weather remained changeable throughout the summer, with a very hot June and wet July, providing the ideal groundwork for the imminent maturation period. August presented itself from its best side, with sunny and dry weeks and extraordinarily low temperatures at night. Apart from few showers in late September/early October, the weather during the harvest, which started 10 days later than last year and with lower volumes than usual, was characterised by many warm days with increasingly cooler nights. The white wines of the 2021 vintage showcase great depth and reveal pronounced freshness and delicate fruity notes on the palate, whereas the fuller bodied red wines boast mature tannins and fresh aromas of fruit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Schiava
  • yield: 80 hl/Hectare
  • altitude: 300 – 450 m
  • soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are harvested in small bins, de-stemmed and fermented at controlled temperature. After malolactic fermentation in steel tanks, Hexenbichler matures first in concrete vats and then in big oak casks

Tasting notes

serving temperature

14-16° C

residual sugar

0 g/l

total acidity

4.8 g/l

ABV

12.5 % vol

aging potential

3-4 years

bottle size

0.75 l 

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2018 2017 89 punti
VINI BUONI D'ITALIA 2017 2016 4 stelle
MERUM 2016 2015 Tre Cuori
WINE ENTHUSIAST 2014 2013 88 points
VINI BUONI D'ITALIA 2019 2018 3 stelle

Selection

Classics