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Alto Adige Chardonnay

Wine name:Alto Adige Chardonnay



Vineyard extension (hectares):0.5

Blend:100% Chardonnay

Vineyard age (year of planting):Chardonnay 1965,1985

Soil Type:porphyric, sandy, clayey


Altitude:350-600 meters above sea level

Colour:Straw yellow with light green reflections

Nose:Delicate and fruity, typical of the variety, tropical fruit and ripe pear notes

Flavour:Full-bodied, the acidity is fresh and lively, the finish has a good persistence

Serving temperature (°C):8-12

Match with:As an aperitif, light appetizers, fish, shellfish, poultry

Average no. bottles/year:3,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:10

Vinification and ageing

Alcoholic fermentation with temperature control in steel vats, the wine then matures on the lees for four months in steel. Bottling in May 2013

Wine Producer



Address:Via Anton Thaler, 24 - 39055 San Giacomo/Laives (province of Bolzano)

Owner:Mrs Anna Schweigkofler, mother of Roman Mottironi

Year of establishment:1954

Total annual production:37000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):5.5

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.6ha Chardonnay 5.5ha Kerner 1.8ha Lagrein 1ha Pinot nero 0.8ha Sauvignon Blanc

Vine training system:
"pergola" (traditional trellissing system)

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.

Harvest period:mid September/beginning of November

Agronomist:Roman Mottironi

Oenologist:Mirko Maccani


This small, family run estate south of Bolzano, was bought  at the beginning of the 1950s by the grandmother of Roman Mottironi, the present manager. The vineyard extension is approximately 5.5 hectares, while 1.5 hectares are grown with apple trees. Wine has always been made at Putzenhof, Roman’s grandfather used to make a white and a red, bottled in 1 litre bottles, with local grape varieties.
In 2009 Roman started bottling and labelling the wines made with the estate grown grapes.
The altitude is between 300-650 meters above sea level, the exposure is a lovely south-west, the soil is sandy and porphiric: all this together with the favourable microclimate of this area results in flavourful, mineral and fresh wines. Environment friendly agricultural practices are followed. Weed killers have been banned 15 years ago and cover crops are left on the aisles between the rows of vines. Instead of dropping fruit, the clusters are cut in half in July, removing the lower part which ripens later. Only products approved by the protocol for organic viticulture are sprayed in the vineyards.
The range of wines, all Alto Adige DOC,  includes three whites made with Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Kerner and three reds, a Lagrein, a Pinot Nero and a Bozner Leiten (meaning hills of Bolzano, a blend of 85% Schiava and 15% Lagrein and Pinot Nero). The total average production a year is 35,000-37,000 bottles.
Azienda Putzenhof also offers six delightful rooms in its agriturismo. 

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Borgo degli Albizi 10,
50122 - Firenze, Italy

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