Grape varierty: Pinot Blanc, Müller Thurgau, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.
Production area: Vineyards around Termeno. Soil: Light-textured marl which warm up quickly.
Vinification: The grapes are gently pressed on delivery, the juice is cleared by natural sedimentation, after which fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature.
Description: Bright, vivid pale yellow in colour with green reflexes. On the nose the aromas are clear-cut, reminiscent of freshly-picked apples, lemon grass, with a light hint of vanilla. After brief contact with oxygen in the glass the wine develops intense floral and nutty aromas. On the palate it is vivacious, fresh with crisp, tingling acidity. The interplay between accentuated fruit and flowery aromas follows through and strongly characterises the wine. Harmonious and well-structured in flavour, minerally with excellent length.
Matching: Seafood, white meat and poultry.
Serving temperature: 8 - 10°C.
Ageing potential: min. 3 years.
Bottle to: 1,5 lt. magnum bottle
yr. 2010 Falstaff:
86 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter de Vite Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT" from the vintage 2010 on 01.07.2011 with 86 of 100 points.
yr. 2009 Falstaff:
87 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter de Vite Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT" from the vintage 2009 on 01.07.2010 with 87 of 100 points.
yr. 2005 Wine Spectator:
82 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter de Vite Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT" from the vintage 2005 on 01.11.2006 with 82 of 100 points.
yr. 2004 Wine Spectator:
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter de Vite Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT" from the vintage 2004 on 01.06.2005 with 86 of 100 points.
In colour it is deep ruby-garnet with a typical aroma of undergrowth, small berry fruits and black cherry - mellow, sweet and inviting. On the palate it is warm, harmonious and well-knit, round and rich in complexities, firm though elegant, broad and velvety, enveloping with the grace and refinement of a truly international wine which will become even more impressive after a further one to two years in bottle.