GRAPE VARIETY: Gewürztraminer
PRODUCTION ZONE: The hills of Kurtatsch
SOIL: Clay soils
VINIFICATION: Cold maceration for 3.5 hours, fermentation and vinification in stainless steel tanks.
COLOR: Mellow golden-yellow
ABOUT THE WINE: the thirteenth century up to the early Modern Era, "Traminer" was the best known wine what is now South Tyrol. Over the course of the centuries, the vines their village of origin, Tramin, have spread all over the entire world and are now known as Gewürztraminer. the deep red clay soils of the hilly areas of Tramin and the neighboring village Kurtatsch, the Gewürztraminer vines obtain those beguiling aromas that lead to deions tending to the Baroque: peonies with dewdrops, acacia honey, caramelized orange peel, mango, lavender. At lower elevations, Gewürztraminer would "miss out" too much on acidity, but on the exposed terraces of Kurtatsch, which have been supported for centuries by dry stone walls, the muscular wine picks up sleek, vivacious acidity. The colorful mixture of rocks that make up the ancient stone walls clearly shows what Brenntal Gewürztraminer reports to the palate about how it is shaped by the soil: a complex play of minerals which, as the wine increases in age, comes to the fore as a youthful, juicy finale.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Charateristics: a pleasant, velvety, full-bodied red wine, Color: dark ruby - red, Recommended pairings: with red meats (roasted or grilled), game, and sharp, aged cheeses.
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.
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
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.