Wine Detail

Riesling Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Wine name:Riesling Alto Adige Valle Isarco


Zone:Novacella-Varna (Bolzano)

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.45

Blend:100% Riesling

Vineyard age (year of planting):Riesling 1998

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

Exposure:South, altitude 700 meters above sea level

Colour:Greenish-golden yellow

Nose:Fruity, peach, tropical fruit tones

Flavour:Elegant, aromatic, fresh, sapid, well-structured and persistent

Serving temperature (°C):10-12

Match with:Fish and seafood dishes, rice and pasta dishes with vegetables

Average no. bottles/year:2,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6


Vine training system: Guyot Vineyard density: 7,500 vines/hectare Harvest: end of October/November Residual sugar: 7.2 grams/litre

Vinification and ageing

Vinification in stainless steel vessels, no maceration with the skins, fermentation at 20 degrees C., maturation in stainless steel, the wine rests on the lees for 6 months. 50% of the clusters is harvested normally, the other 50% after 2-3 weeks (late harvest); after maturation the wine made from the two harvests is blended. The wine made with the late harvest is more complex and with residual sugar.

Wine Producer



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:

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:Mid October

Agronomist:Meinrad Zoeschg

Oenologist:Guenther Kerschbaumer


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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