GRAPE VARIETY: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
PRODUCTION ZONE: Hilly areas of Kurtatsch or the prime slopes, with a sunny exposure.
SOIL: Loamy, gravelly soils
VINIFICATION: Temperature-controlled fermentation in rotor tanks and vinification in small oak casks (Allier, Nevers, and Jupille) for fourteen months, followed by aging in large wooden barrels.
COLOR: Dense garnet red
ABOUT THE WINE: In the Middle Ages, the most famous wines what is now Alto Adige were named after their regions: Traminer, Eppaner, Mataner (Montaner), Kaltaner (Kalterer), Curtätscher (Kurtatscher). They were always blends, although each zone had its own colorful spectrum of grape varieties. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the legendary oenologist Edmund Mach (Founding Director of the Agricultural Institute at San Michele) fostered the introduction of leading French varieties. In the hills of Kurtatsch with a southern exposure, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon find the ideal vegetation conditions and soil relationships similar to those in Bordeaux: chalky gravel with good drainage, and a favorable climate in early autumn for the final ripening phase of the grapes. "Soma" Merlot-Cabernet (the ancient Greek word for "body") is a cuvée that follows the French model Pomerol: a Baroque, lavishly corpulent Merlot sets the tone, and the distinct fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon provides the spices, elegance, and depth. "Soma" Merlot-Cabernet has a lively, playful scent reminiscent of cherries, plums, and blackberries, as well as laurel and crushed peppermint leaves. The approach to the palate is solid and lush, with a rush of fleshy dark wild berries, while nuanced tannins give the round body a stable balance and a good constitution for a lengthy aging in the bottle.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 10.50 %
yr. 2012 Falstaff Magazin:
92 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff Magazin" has rated the wine "Kellerei Kurtatsch 'Soma', Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" the vintage 2012 on 23.06.2015 with 92 of 100 points.
yr. 2008 Falstaff Magazin:
88 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff Magazin" has rated the wine "Kellerei Kurtatsch 'Soma', Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" the vintage 2008 on 13.07.2011 with 88 of 100 points.
Those who have a little patience and can cellar their "Kirchhügel" Cabernet for a length of time will be rewarded with tertiary aromas that are reminiscent of an oriental tea ceremony: cedar, suede, tobacco, roasted hazelnuts, sponge cake, and dried blackberries.
Full fruity and flattering taste, balanced and pleasant to drink thank of the harmonius interplay of a light, somewhat sweet note and a deliciously bitter finish reminiscent of almonds. An extremly pleasing and uncomplicated sparkling wine and excellent product which is wonderfully suited as an aperitif.
This red wine cuvèe convinces by its versatility in aroma and palette. The aroma reminds one of forest fruits and dried plums and is lightly supported by wood. It is distinguished by its full and elegant palette and its balance. It is a complex red wine for discerning epicures.
A wine that enchants with its name alone. A white wine the highest level of winery techniques which permits no errors. The result of a harvest that qualitatively and quantitatively allows no compromises. A Sauvignon of light, greenish colour, with aromas of wild elder blossoms and figs, gently spicy, convincing on the palate, fine, dry, balanced, and long lasting. A wine which in its comple - teness radiates harmony and strength, fullness and elegance. An ideal aperitif and accompaniment to many appetizers, especially vegetables, fish dishes, and cheeses.
Kerner is a classy, spicy white wine, straw-yellow with hints of green, delicate bouquet, dry and full flavour with overtones of nutmeg.