"Atise" is the oldest documented name for the Adige River, which, after the last Ice Age, originally flowed across the hilly area where Cornaiano is now located. The mixture of alluvial sand, clay and calcareous soils around Cornaiano/Appiano provide the ideal conditions for the demanding Gewürztraminer vine to thrive and yield wines like our "Atisis", robust and silky with a complex aroma of rose petals, nutmeg, cinnamon, ripe oranges and lemon balm.
Description: Full yellow in colour; a deliciously intensely aromatic and floral bouquet with hints of honey and ginger with a flavour of lychees; full-bodied, luscious but dry, the opulence cut by vibrant, firm acidity.
Food Choices: A great favourite at parties and for social drinking, it makes an excellent partner for Chinese and Thai cuisine, creamy Indian curries, foie-gras, duck, lobster or crayfish, as well as blue mould-veined cheeses such as gorgonzola and stilton.
Serve: lightly chilled, 10-12°C
Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer, vertical espalier-trained vines with approx. 5,500 plants per hectare.
Sites: Selected vineyards in the environs of Girlan and Eppan at altitudes of 450-550 metres; gravelly, sandy, in places loamy soils with calcium carbonate deposits.
Winemaking: The de-stemmed, crushed grapes were cold-macerated, gently pressed, the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at 18°C. The young wine was matured on its fine lees for 6 months.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2018 Falstaff:
90 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Gewurztraminer Sudtirol - Alto Adige" from the vintage 2018 on 01.07.2020 with 90 of 100 points.
yr. 2017 Falstaff:
92 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Gewurztraminer Sudtirol - Alto Adige" from the vintage 2017 on 01.06.2020 with 92 of 100 points.
yr. 2016 Falstaff:
91 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Gewurztraminer Sudtirol - Alto Adige" from the vintage 2016 on 01.06.2018 with 91 of 100 points.
A wine with international style, produced only in good years the best grapes. This vouches for its excellent reputation. The wine has a gold-yellow colour, with a pronounced vanilla tone that arises its maturation in small oak casks and strong aromas of ripe fruits, this Chardonnay also establishes itself on the palate, strong and rich, with a pleasant fullness of body. Its refinement is especially distinguished and sets it apart. A Chardonnay for those who are seeking an especially unique wine, to enjoy either by itself or as companion to refined dishes of sophisticated cuisines, and one which will turn into an even more special experience after several years of additional maturation in the bottle.
Color: fresh light yellow with slightly greenish nuances. Smell: This cuvée has a multifaceted structure with a hint of herbs and spices, including aniseed, mint and sage, as well as nuances of fruit aromas, especially apricot, mandarine, honeydew melon, maracuja and passion fruit, all underpinned with salty mineral components. Taste: On the palate, Nova Domus is complex and delicate, offering a creamy softness in an interesting symbiosis with an aromatic minerality, and has the texture for a very long finish.