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
Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever. By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year. The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins.
- 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.
9.6 % vol
> 15 years
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