Stoan

selection range

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.

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      Stoan is one of Italy’s finest and most distinctive white wines

Tom Hyland, 2013

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

vintage description

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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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. 48,000, 760 magnum bottles and few other large formats

winemaking

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.

MATURATION
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.

tasting notes

light golden

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

serving temperature

12-14° C

residual sugar

1.8 g/l

total acidity

5.9 g/l

ABV

13.5 % vol

aging potential

7 – 10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Riconoscimento Data riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
GARDININOTES 2021 2018 96+ punti
BIBENDA 2021 2018 5 Grappoli
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2021 2019 Silver
WINE ADVOCATE 2021 2019 94 punti
FALSTAFF 2021 2019 93 punti

selection range

classic range