Alto Adige Gewürztraminer DOC
Variety: Gewürztraminer (100%)
Cultivation system: guyot
Soil: calcareous, loamy soil
Yield: 5.600 l/ha
Vinification: steel tanks
Bottles produced: 12,000
The Gewürztraminer is one of the wines that made famous the wine region of South Tyrol throughout Italy. The extreme aromaticity and exciting structure make it such a unique wine.
The vineyard is in Termeno (Tramin), the hometown of the variety, on a slope with a South-West exposure and a calcareous soil. The grapes are of first-class quality.
The grapes are pressed very slowly and carefully to let the wine remain in contact with the lees as long as possible, in order to allow all the strength of the grapes to pass into the wine.
The wine has an astonishing structure, with notes of roses, cloves and honey; an understated sweet component and a notable length. This wine in not easy to pair, but it fits well with Asian cuisine with its spices and with strong cheese.
The best serving temperature is about 12–15 °C, and it can be aged for at least 4 years.
Acidity: 4.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 5.7 g/l
Alcohol: 14.3% vol