Production Area: Müller Thurgau's vines are grown on traditional pergolas and with the guyot method, at altitudes between 500 and 800 meters above sea level. The clayish and porphyric lands are south and south-west facing.
The wine-making method: After a brief steeping to encourage the aromatic extraction, the crushed grapes are delicately pressed. After this, the must is fermented at controlled temperature for an average of a week. Before being bottled, the wine rests for about five months in steel vats, to then spend a brief time in bottles.
Description of the wine: Müller Thurgau wine is a lively straw-yellow colour, with a fragrance that recalls notes of nutmeg, fresh fruit, peaches and flowers (yellow primroses), ending on a very pleasant, elegant, full-bodied taste. With its convincing simplicity and fresh acidity the wine is already captivating while still young.
Pairings: This wine is an aperitif or simply paired with light Mediterranean cuisine entrées, seafood salads and fresh goat cheeses.
Serving Temperature: 12° - 14° C
As a rule, our South Tyrolean Mini-Schüttelbrot is eaten between meals (during a so-called 'Jause' or 'Brotzeit') or rather during a light afternoon meal (the South Tyrolean 'Marende'). It makes of course a perfect accompaniment to wine and beer.
Usually bright red, in some vintages this wine can display deep purple highlights. On the nose, the aromas are very intense and ample, with hints of ripe red berries, fresh grass, and violets. On the palate, it is velvety with good concentration and character and soft tannins. This wine goes wonderfully well with hearty fully-flavoured grilled red meat.
Gewürztraminer is an intense golden colour with a deep bouquet of complex fragrances such as lychees and orange peels, cloves, nutmeg and roses. The wine needs a few moments in the glass to give the best of itself. On the palate it is stimulating thanks to its structure, freshness and vivacity, with a very persistent and slightly bitter aftertaste. Gewürztraminer reaches its full development only after several months of aging in the bottle.