Nussbaumer is Italy’s most awarded Gewürztraminer. A wine where the elegance and spicy aromatics of this ancient variety find their maximum expression.
Ian D’Agata, Decanter, january 2015
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Nussbaumer, a flagship for all italian enology
Alto Adige DOC
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.
- 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. 77,000, 900 magnum bottles and a few other large formats
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.
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.
7 – 20 years
0.75 l / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l
MOST RECENT AWARDS
|ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE||2020||2018||94 punti|
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|VINOUS-ANTONIO GALLONI||2017||2015||95 points|
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