Formigar was the original name of Formigar Castle. South Tyrol's largest self-contained vineyard area spreads out to the south of the castle, where this sinewy but elegant Chardonnay grows on a dry plateau of gravel and eroded porphyry.
Description: Pale yellow tinged with green; a full but well-integrated wine imbued with honeydew melon, creamy fruit salad and nutty flavours, ample acidity with a delicate underlay of oak and a long, luscious finish. Cellaring potential: 5-8 years
Food Choices: This full-bodied wine is a delight savoured on its own but will complement rich fish dishes such as poached skate with mint cream sauce, Dover sole, Cicatelli pasta with fresh crab, stir-fried scallops with ginger, chicken and veal. Serve lightly chilled, 12-14°C
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay; old espalier-trained vines
Sites: Selected vineyards in the vicinity of Girlan-Schreckbichl at an altitude of approx. 400-450m. A very dry site, medium-structure morainal soils comprising sand and gravel, and cool microclimate with striking contrasts between day and night time temperatures.
Yield: 55 - 55 hl/ha
Winemaking: Grapes are pressed whole and fermentation takes place in a mixture of new and used French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation also takes place. The wine is matured on the lees for 10 months with regular battonage.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
It goes without saying that Gewürztraminer is the most typical of South Tyrolean white wines. It is here that the wine originated, getting its name the lower vallery wine village of Termeno. This wine is characterised by an intense yellow colour and the unmistakable aroma of roses and mixed spices just like pepper, nutmeg and cloves. It is equally as convincing on the palate where it lingers, leaving behind intense, unforgettable impressions. This white wine is extremely well suited to be served as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to strong-flavored, spicy dishes made fish, lobst and liver pâté. Served chilled, it can be drunk young, yet also ages well.
The Kolbenhof Gewürztraminer is characterised by sumptuous fruit. Deep golden yellow in colour with green reflexes, on the nose it is reminiscent of ripe apricot and peach intermingled with exotic fruits such as lychee, mango and passion fruit. The fruit characteristics follow through on the palate; full-bodied, luscious but dry, the opulence cut by vibrant, firm acidity finishing elegant, dry and aromatic.
Selected grapes make this a special Gewürztraminer Wine: golden yellow in color, aromatic with typical roses and geraniums notes in the odor, he impresses with its elegant, fruity spiciness and freshness in the taste. Recommendation: As an apertif. Suits spicy dishes, to fried fish, particulary crabs and lobster.
Peonies with dewdrops, acacia honey, caramelized orange peel, mango, lavender.
Pale yellow tinged with green; a full but well-integrated wine imbued with honeydew melon, creamy fruit salad and nutty flavours, ample acidity with a delicate underlay of oak and a long, luscious finish. Cellaring potential: 5-8 years
Brilliant bright yellow colour with a green shimmer. Pronounced, quite rich though fresh and crisp aroma with touches of tropical fruits, herbs and spices. Very clean, pristine varietal flavour, full bodied. Fine fruit with a nice complexity and a long, deliciously fresh finish.