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Gewürztraminer

2021

"Named after the winemaking village of Tramin in the South Tyrolean Unterland, Gewürztraminer is a familiar item in the region’s white wine repertoire. With its floral fruitiness and highly aromatic components, this wine has a devoted following and is especially appreciated as an accompaniment to Asian dishes."
Rudi Kofler

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Provenance: Alto Adige
Doc denomination:
 Alto Adige
Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
Vintage: 2021
Yield: 63 hl/ha
Slope: 3 - 30 %
Altitude: 270- 450 m a. s. l.

Vinification

Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle  pressing and clarification of the must; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, aging on the lees in steel tanks for 6-7 months.

Technical data

  • Alcohol content: 14,0 % vol.
  • Residual sugar: 3,4 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5,1 g/l

Suggested glass

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Glass for a young white wine
Serving temperature: 10 - 12 °C

Simple pairings

A good match with spicy dishes and sweet and sour creations with an Asian touch, squash gnocchi and creamed squash soup, as well as boiled ham with horseradish sauce, sweet and sour wok vegetables with chicken breast strips or shrimps, and wiener schnitzel with potato salad.

Recycling information

Check the regulations of your municipality
Capsule – C/ALU 90 – plastic/aluminium - aluminium and metal collection
Cork – FOR 51 – cork - sep. collection for organic waste
Bottle – GL 71 – glass – waste glass collection

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  • Wine description

    Color: ull, intensive straw yellow
    Smell: The stimulating aroma of the Gewürztraminer is reminiscent of lychee and mango with delicate notes of honeysuckle. The aromatic spectrum also includes notes of rose petal, which are typical of this variety..
    Taste: The unique quality of the aromatic character of the wine is continued on the palate, with fresh fruit and lively acidity combining with mineral notes to leave a very round and at the same time firm impression.

  • Vintage

    After a snowy winter, spring brought a prolonged period of exceptionally dry weather. Low temperatures in March and April resulted in very late budbreak, which protected our vines from frost damage resulting from the numerous frosty nights in April. A cool and wet May ensured a good water supply for the vines. They began to blossom on the earliest and warmest sites at the end of May to the beginning of June, two weeks later than the long-term average. June was a month of high summer temperatures and little precipitation. As a result, fungal pressure in the vineyards remained very low. July, on the other hand, was marked by heavy precipitation and thunderstorms, which continued into August in places. The average daytime temperatures in August were not too high, which was extremely beneficial in terms of the fruit and vibrant acidity in the 2021 vintage.

    On the earliest sites, the grape harvest began slightly late, on September 6, and the weather remained very good almost all the time.

    The 2021 grape harvest was somewhat smaller in volume. But from the beginning there were indications of a very exciting vintage.

  • Aging

    Cool storage at constant temperatures, high level of humidity and as little light as possible
    Cellar temperature: 10 - 15 °C

  • Origin

    Alto Adige is one of Italy's smallest wine-growing areas. Located as it is at the interface between the Alpine north and the Mediterranean south, it is also one of its most diverse. Countless generations have shaped Alto Adige as a land of wine, where vines grow on various types of soil and in a range of climate zones at between 200 and 1,000 meters above sea-level. It is the home of authentic wines with a character of their own, with a focus on white wines: About 60 percent of the sites are planted with white varieties and only 40 percent with red.

  • Climate

    The high peaks of the main Alpine chain protect South Tyrol from the Atlantic winds and cold northerlies, while the region benefits from the Mediterranean climate from the south. That explains the pronounced differences between day- and night-time temperatures, which are the key to full maturity and elegant wines.

    To the south, a number of mountain massifs like the Adamello also have a protective function. As a result, annual precipitation is only about one-third of the average for the southern Alpine foothills, and the number of hours of sunshine is higher. The climatic conditions are not unlike those to be found in wine-growing areas like the Swiss Canton Valais.

    When the sun rises behind the mountains east of Terlano on one of the year’s 300 sunny days, it is already high in the sky as the wine-growing area has a westerly to southwesterly exposure. The lower atmospheric density permits more direct solar irradiation with less diffuse sunlight. That increases the difference between the slopes on the sunny and shady sides of the valley.

    Microclimate in Terlano
    Continental climate (Cfa Köppen-Geiger)

    Annual sunshine hours: ø 2135
    Maximum temperatures: 38,2 °C
    Average temperatures: 12,9 °C
    Minimum temperatures: -10,7°C
    Annual precipitation: ø 558 mm
    Average global radiation: 150,1 W/m²
    Winds:
    - North foehn: cool and dry down-slope wind
    - Ora: valley wind system from the south, bringing in air from the Po Valley