Nussbaumer

Selection

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

REFINING MONTHS

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2018

Vintage Description

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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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

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

7,8 g/l

Total acidity

4,9 g/l

ABV

14,2 % vol

Aging potential

07 – 15 anni

Bottle sizes:

0,375 l / 0,75 l / 1,50 l

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
VINIBUONI D'ITALIA 2018 Corona
WINE SPECTATOR 2017 91 points
VITAE A.I.S. 2018 4 viti
GAMBERO ROSSO 2018 Tre Bicchieri
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2018 92 points

Selection

Classics