The Chardonnay is characterized by classy opulence with many exotic fruits in aroma and taste along with delicate, delicious toasty aromas. The complex bouquet brings to mind apricots, coconuts and bananas. Extract and acid form an attractive balance, the taste is round, and equally strong and fine, with velvety fruit and well-integrated tannin. A complex, elegant Chardonnay with enormous storage potential. Grape varierty: 100% Alto Adige Chardonnay.
Production area: Hills with south/southwest exposure, 300 - 500m altitude. Calciferous, gravelly soil with a small share of loam. Chardonnay "Freienfeld"-a blend of the best Chardonnay locations in Kurtatsch -is only produced in the years with optimal weather for this Burgundy varietal. The intermediate and deep calciferous soils are irregularly streaked with loamy quartzite. The locations stretch 300 to 500 meters in altitude. The lower locations guarantee fullness and concentration while the higher elevation, with cool downslope winds in the evenings, ensure the dynamics and the spicy contours of the wine. Authenticity and near-natural cultivation are the guidelines for the production of this wine.
Vinification: Fermentation in medium blond toasted French barriques with subsequent maturation (Bâtonnage) for 11 months, followed by blending in large oak barrels and storage on the fine lees (6 months) and further maturation in the bottle for at least 7 months.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14°C.
Ageing potential: more than 10 years.
Allergens: contains sulphites.
purple colour with garnet hints. Quite pronounced fruity aroma with notes of red and black berries, paired with floral, mineral and spicy nuances (black pepper). Medium to full-bodied, good intensity on the palate, balanced, with present ripe tannin. Good length.
Powerful ruby red colour. Fine characteristic Pinot bouquet with a clearly fruity character and a trace of spicey and smokey aromas. This wine is powerful and expressive on the palate with a pleasant tannic background. A noble wine for moderately complicated dishes.
Sextner grey cheese dairy Sexten, spicy and aromatic low-fat cheese which is prepared with onions, olive oil, some pepper and salt, speciality South Tirol.
Very cold winter, very normal springtime. Many rainfalls during the all first part of the summer, but the end of July to the end of October the weather was sunny and dry, so the end of maturation and the harvest were simply perfect. Very balanced vintage, a great vintage.