Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Soil: Light marly soils which warm up quickly in spring.
Winemaking: On delivery to the winery the grapes are lightly pressed, the juice is separated solid substances by natural sedimentation and subsequently fermented at a constant temperature of 20°C.
Deion: This is a very agreeable, fresh and flowery Chardonnay, pale yellow with green reflexes in colour with delicate, fruity, warm and persistent aromas of apple, especially Golden Delicious which underpins its varietal character. The wine's crisp, tangy acidity combined with its pronounced fruit and impressive structure point to a wine which will continue to develop complexity, with a cellaring potential of at least 2 years.
Food Choices: Appetisers, pasta dishes and fish.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 13.00 %
yr. 2002 Wine Enthusiast:
86 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter Joseph Chardonnay Alto Adige" from the vintage 2002 on 01.01.2003 with 86 of 100 points.
This wine makes a youthful impression with its fresh, pale yellow and subtle green-yellow highlights. The inviting bouquet initially reveals notes of gooseberry paired with a touch of currant followed by nuances of elderflower, nettles and flint. The palate makes an equally refreshing impression due to a crisp, elegant, appetizing acidity that is superbly integrated. The extraordinary freshness that characterizes this wine continues the entire length of the mouth. Well balanced and firmly structured, this wine impresses with notes of minerals and clearly defined varietal aromas on the finish.
This particular wine is very rich and concentrated, full, deep ruby in colour with intense, almost aggressive herbaceous aromas which evolve and become warm and generous with maturity. They remain intense even after the wine has been in the glass for a considerable time. On the palate it is rich and dry, herbaceous, earthy and long due to its fi rm, tannic structure, characteristics which will enable this wine to mature magnifi cently in bottle for at least a year or two, evolving, mellowing and developing complexity.
Colour: pale straw yellow with green reflexes. Aroma: multi-layered, intensive with fruity tones of ripe apple and an exotic touch of grapefruit, somewhat nutty, tangy with notes of white pepper. Taste: substantial and full of pedigree and elegance, creamy structure, salty and minerally, harmonic and inviting, long, juicy and fresh finish
The paradigm of an eminemtly quaffable red wine: light in colour, deliciously fruity and delicate; the local Vernatsch variety