Wine Detail

Sylvaner Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Wine name:Sylvaner Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO DOC

Zone:Novacella-Varna (Bolzano)

Vineyard extension (hectares):1.3

Blend:100% Sylvaner

Vineyard age (year of planting):

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

Exposure:South, altitude 650 meters above sea level

Colour:Light yellow with greenish nuances

Nose:Fruity, fresh

Flavour:Full bodied and decidedly dry

Serving temperature (°C):10-12

Match with: Salame, ham, roast fish and fish dishes with sauces, pasta and rice dishes with aromatic vegetable sauces, goat cheese.

Average no. bottles/year:8,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Notes:

Harvest: mid October Vineyard density: 7,000 plants/hectare Residual sugar: 2,5 grams/litre

Vinification and ageing

Maceration with the skins for 8-10 hours, soft crushing of the clusters, fermentation in stainless steel vessels at 18 degrees Celsius, the wine matures 80% in steel and 20% in large oak casks, the wine remains for 6 months on the lees.

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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