Nussbaumer

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Nussbaumer is Italy’s most awarded Gewürztraminer. A wine where the elegance and spicy aromatics of this ancient variety find their maximum expression.

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       The only Gewürztraminers that can compete with Alsace’s are those from Alto Adige, and of these, Nussbaumer is the best.

Ian D’Agata, Decanter, january 2015

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

Nussbaumer, a flagship for all italian enology

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

Vintage Description

A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Gewürztraminer
  • yield: 45 hl/ha
  • altitude: 350 -550 m
  • slope exposure: South-east 70 %, South 30 %
  • harvest: end of September – end of October
  • soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
  • age of vines: 10 – 40 years
  • climate: extreme interplay of sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cool nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains
  • bottles produced: ca. 72,000, 850 magnum bottles and a few other large formats

Winemaking

At harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins and gently pressed after a short period
of maceration. Fermentation takes place slowly, at a controlled temperature of 18°C in small stainlesssteel tanks. Must clarification occurs through natural sedimentation of the particles.

MATURATION
Nussbaumer matures in small steel tanks with constant lees-contact until the end of
August. After bottling, its rests in the bottle for another 3 months. Total maturation period is thus at
least 14 months.

Tasting notes

serving temperature

12-14° C

residual sugar

7.5 g/l

total acidity

5 g/l

ABV

15 %

aging potential

7 – 15 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
VERONELLI 2021 2019 Tre Stelle Oro
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2021 2019 Silver
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2020 2018 94 punti
VERONELLI 2019 2017 Tre Stelle Oro
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 2016 Silver

Selection

Classics