This extraordinary late harvest wine is one of the various expressions of Gewürztraminer: a dessert wine that packs an aromatic explosion into every sip.
Luciano di Lelio, La Repubblica, agosto 2013
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
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.
- grapes: Gewürztraminer
- yield: 25 hl/hectare
- altitude: 300 – 500 m
- harvest: beginning of October
- soil: The vineyards are grown in the gravely clay and limestone soils found above Tramin. The production area is situated on the east and southeast slopes of the Roen moun-tains
- climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains
The grapes for this extraordinary wine dry on the vine until end of November and beginning of December. After maceration, they are pressed very gently at 1.2 bar. Fermentation and aging take place in small French oak barrels for around 12 months. After bottling, the wine matures in the bottle for another couple of months.
beautiful golden-yellow color
A substantial texture forms the background to scents of honey, exotic notes of tropical fruit, as well as dried apricot, candied citrus peel, rose, ginger and vanilla.
Sweet and velvety in the mouth, it explodes with vitality, maintaining perfect elegance. The finish feels like it lasts for several minutes.
10 % vol
> 15 years
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