This family name identifies the uncompromising care in the vineyard and cellar technology. Optimum harmony between growth and harvest, only a fully ripe harvest and balanced maturity are the requirements here. Amistar is a philosophy - it begins in the vineyard and matures in the enjoyment of a glass.
Vine variety: 100 % Cabernet Franc - (vines were imported directly France and adapted to the vineyard in Leifers.)
Description: It is an absolute speciality to bottle a pure Cabernet Franc. This brother of the Cabernet Saugivnon is a very elegant and gentle red wine. It convinces with its pleasant fruit taste, like fruits of the forest and its strong, caressing character on the palette.
Position: Gföllhof in Leifers, vineyard is very closely planted with approx. 2018 vines per hectare.
Land: Loamy land containing sand on porphyry.
Harvest: End of September, beginning to middle of October. The Amistar concept requires a minimum of 19.0° KLM and a small part of late vintage.
Development: Mechanical removal of the stems, traditional mash fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Juice extraction of about 10 % in order to increase the concentration between juice and skins. When fermentation is completed the wine is extracted the marc and then stored in barrique casks for biological acid degradation for about 1 to 2 years.
Serving temperature: 18 °C
Food recommendation: Cabernet Franc is particularly suited to lamb, white meat, an also to venison and grilled meat, because of its gentle character. It is also an accompaniment to good hard cheese and is interesting for a variety of salamis.
yr. 2016 Falstaff:
93 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Peter Solva Amistar Cabernet Franc Alto Adige - Sudtirol" from the vintage 2016 on 01.07.2020 with 93 of 100 points.
yr. 2010 Falstaff:
91 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Peter Solva Amistar Cabernet Franc Alto Adige - Sudtirol" from the vintage 2010 on 01.06.2013 with 91 of 100 points.
yr. 2011 Falstaff:
87 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Peter Solva Amistar Cabernet Franc Alto Adige - Sudtirol" from the vintage 2011 on 01.06.2014 with 87 of 100 points.
Dark ruby colour, velvety fruit notes of blackberry and the violet. Its taste is medium strong with a velvety tannin structure.
Lively, ruby red in colour with violet reflexes. On the nose, vinous, rich in fruit and flower aromas. On the palate, full and harmonic. Being so round and pleasant, it is a very versatile wine and a perfect match for a wide variety of dishes antipasti to meat and cheeses.