Wine Detail

Sylvaner "R" Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Wine name:Sylvaner "R" Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO DOC

Zone:Novacella-Varna (Bolzano)

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.39

Blend:100% Sylvaner

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sylvaner 1985

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

Exposure:South. Altitude: 650 meters above sea level

Colour:Straw yellow with green reflections

Nose:White fruit, flowers, plums, kiwi

Flavour:Complex with a good acidity due to acidity and to the mineral notes, sapid and profound

Serving temperature (°C):12

Match with:Cheese, rice and pasta dishes, fish

Average no. bottles/year:2,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Notes:

This wine is produced from a cru. The vines in this vineyard are older than in the other vineyards. harvest takes place 2 weeks later than for the "regular" Sylvaner in order to have a riper fruit. The yield is lower therefore there is more concentration.

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are harvested in mid October. 50% of the must ferments in large acacia casks and 50% in steel on the lees till March. The wine is then racked and filtered. Finishing in the bottle till September.

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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