Made raisined ('passito') grapes, mainly Gewürztraminer and a lesser amount of Sauvignon; 93 points in the Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon
Colour: Bright, golden yellow
Nose: Enormous concentration of fruit, reminiscent of dried apricot with a hint of caramel and oranges
Flavour: Opulent and concentrated, the delicious sweetness cut by firm acidity
Notes: A very stylish and elegant sweet wine
Winemaking and maturation: After the harvest the grapes are laid out in wooden crates to dry for 4 months, after which they are pressed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts for up to 6 weeks, though the sugar is so concentrated that the wine is unable to ferment out completely and remains naturally sweet
Serve Goes well with: Lightly chilled, 12-14°C Desserts in general, blue cheeses, foie gras
A brilliant golden yellow, the rich bouquet of exotic fruits and honey-sweet blossoms, rich in extract, creamy mouthfeel, and a seductive interplay of sweet and sour characterize this outstanding wine.
The St. Valentin Comtess' is an especially rare speciality of the winery. A dessert wine of irresistible type, complexity and finesse. After a late harvest (mid-November) Gewürztraminer grapes are mixed with those of Riesling, Sauvignon and dried in wooden crates for several weeks, then they are pressed and transferred to a steel casket for maturation. Comtess' is characterised by a multiface - ted bouquet with aromas reminiscent of roses, cinamon and nutmeg. The young, fresh fragrances intensify in their complexity when correctly matured in the bottle, gradually assuming discrete hints of honey. An elegantly tasteful dessert wine with a full-bodied, fresh acidity which pairs harmoniously with the matching residual sweetness. It unleashes on the palate a delicate symphony of impressions and experiences, which leave behind a lasting effect. A wine with a future, which can be left to mature at the winery for several years without further ado.
Elegant nuance of new oak, rich and concentrated in the best French style
Distinguished, among others, with Italy's top award, '3 Glasses' in the Gambero Rosso guide
Colour: Rich yellow; Nose: Delicate new oak vanilla combined with fine Chardonnay fruit; Flavour: Sturdy and concentrated with a good backbone of acidity; creamy textured Notes: Made in an international style but unmistakably South Tyrolean
The paradigm of an eminemtly quaffable red wine: light in colour, deliciously fruity and delicate; the local Vernatsch variety