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Alto Adige Sauvignon

Wine name:Alto Adige Sauvignon

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON DOC

Zone:Bolzano

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.8

Blend:100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Soil Type:porphyric, sandy, clayey

Exposure:south-west

Altitude:500

Colour:Yellow with greenish reflections

Nose:Intense, aromatic, typical of the variety, with notes of blackcurrant, nettles and litchi

Flavour:Mineral and slightly acidulous. Fresh, sapid with a good aromatic persistence in the moutht

Serving temperature (°C):8-12

Match with:As an aperitif with light hors d'oeuvres, dishes with asparagus

Average no. bottles/year:4,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:9

Vinification and ageing

Brief maceration with the skins before pressing. Alcoholic fermentation with temperature control. The wine rests in steel for approximately 6-7 months. Bottling in May 2014

Wine Producer

PUTZENHOF

Website:http://www.putzenhof.it

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)
Guyot

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

History

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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50122 - Firenze, Italy

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