Stoan is a unique wine of its kind reflecting the complexity and potential of our region. It is a lively blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer, born from the creativity of our winemaker.
Tom Hyland, 2013
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
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: Chardonnay 65%, Sauvignon 20%, Pinot Blanc 10%, Gewürztraminer 5%
- yield: 45 hl/hectare
- altitude: over 400 m, mostly from 500 – 600 m
- slope exposure: southeast 90 %, south 10 %
- harvest: end of September – mid- October
- soil: gravelly to rocky, limestone and loam, rich in minerals.
- 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: approx. 60,000, 700 magnum bottles and few other large formats
At harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins and immediately gently pressed. The must ferments slowly at controlled temperatures (18-20°C) in wood barrels (30 – 40 hl), in which partial malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is clarified through natural sedimentation of particles.
Stoan matures separately in large wood barrels (30-40 hl), at constant lees contact until the end of August. After blending and bottling, the wine matures in the bottle for at least another 3 months. Total maturation period is thus at least 14 months.
elegant and refined, fruity notes of peach, apricot, pear, elderflower, kumquat, white flowers with fine spicy notes, jasmine, mimosa
deep fruit aromas of pineapple, banana, pear, tomato leaves, green bell pepper, citrus zest, harmonic and balanced, delicate salty minerality with a long lasting, creamy finish
14 % vol
7 – 10 years
0.75 l / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l
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