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Gewürztraminer Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Wine name:Gewürztraminer Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO DOC

Zone:Novacella-Varna (Bolzano)

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.9

Blend:100% Gewürztraminer

Vineyard age (year of planting):Gewürztraminer 1986

Soil Type:Gravel made of silt and sand of morainic origin

Exposure:South, altitude 650 meters above sea level

Colour:Greenish-golden yellow

Nose:Definite, characteristic, persistent, spicy

Flavour:Pleasant with an intense aromatic persistence

Serving temperature (°C):12

Match with:As an aperitif, shellfish, white meat

Average no. bottles/year:3,500

Grape yield per hectare tons:8

Notes:

Vine training system: Guyot Vineyard density: 7,000 vines/hectare Harvest: end of October Residual sugar: 5 grams/litre

Vinification and ageing

Vinification in stainless steel vessels, maceration with the skins for 12 hours, soft pressing of the clusters, clarification of the sediment, fermentation at 18 degrees Celsius, maturation in stainless steel, the wine rests on the lees for 6 months

Wine Producer

KÖFERERHOF

Website:http://www.koefererhof.it

Address:Via Pusteria, 3 - Fraz. Novacella 39040 Varna/Vahrn BZ

Owner:Kerschbaumer family

Year of establishment:1995

Total annual production:70000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11 hectares: 5.8 hectares owned by the estate, 5.2 hectares are contracted

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.85ha Gewürztraminer 1.8ha Kerner 0.8ha Müller-Thurgau 1.25ha Pinot grigio 0.65ha Silvaner

Vine training system:
Guyot

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:Mid October

Agronomist:Meinrad Zoeschg

Oenologist:Guenther Kerschbaumer

History

The small property is run by the Kerschbaumer family. Wine has been estate bottled since 1995. Before then grapes were sold to other local wineries. The vineyards are in a lovely position at 700 mts above sea level and dense plantings, combined with cool nights in the summer, contribute to make these wines extremely fresh and aromatic. Besides Pinot Gris also Kerner, Gewuerztraminer, Mueller Thurgau, Riesling and Sylvaner are grown.

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