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
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
Even though bud break occurred at a relatively late stage this year, high temperatures and humidity helped precipitate flowering. As of mid-June, weather conditions were hot and dry, and the vines benefited from slight water stress, which led to optimal conclusion of their growth and ideal passage to maturation. Intensive rainfall shortly before the beginning of the harvest turned out to be beneficial for the grapes, as it allowed them to reach the final stage of maturity without drought stress. Throughout the harvest period, the weather was sunny and dry, ideal conditions for perfect maturity and a harmonious development of grape aromas. Hence, each grape variety and every vineyard could be harvested at the best possible moment. The results are white wines with elegant structure and delicate acidity. The red wines show great potential as well, with a full body and powerful tannins.
- Grapes: Gewürztraminer
- Yield: 45 hl/ha
- Altitude: 350 -550 m
- Slope exposure: South-east 70 %, South 30 %
- Harvest Date: end of September – end of October
- Soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
- Vine ages: 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. 70,000, 700 magnums and a few other large format
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.
14,2 % vol
07 – 15 anni
0,375 l / 0,75 l / 1,50 l
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|WINE SPECTATOR||2017||91 points|
|VITAE A.I.S.||2018||4 viti|
|GAMBERO ROSSO||2018||Tre Bicchieri|