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Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Wine name:Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO DOC

Zone:Novacella-Varna (Bolzano)

Vineyard extension (hectares):1.2

Blend:100% Pinot grigio

Vineyard age (year of planting):Pinot grigio 1998,2002

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

Exposure:South at 650 meters above sea level

Colour:Straw yellow with green reflections

Nose:Very intense and persistent, fruity, flowery, banana, citrus, acacia flowers, mineral notes

Flavour:Dry, fresh, full-bodied, warm, quite intense, persistent, very long and fruity finish

Serving temperature (°C):10

Match with:The wine can be served with a vast range of dishes: dishes made with eggs, boiled poultry dishes, sea and fresh water fish

Average no. bottles/year:8,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Notes:

Vine trellissing system: Guyot Vineyard density: 6,000-7,000 vines/hectare Harvest: mid October Residual sugar: 2,5 grams/litre

Vinification and ageing

Destemming and crushing of the clusters, clarification of the sediment, fermentation with temperature control at 20 degrees Celsius, maturation 75% in stainelss steel and 25% in large oak casks, 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.

Awards

2015 vintage: Gambero Rosso 2017 Tre Bicchieri

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