In its youth, it is still wild. Once the stage of maturity for consumption has been reached, however, it becomes truly enthralling, with delicate mountain apple and lemon balm. The bouquet is unobtrusive, evoking the delicate fragrance of the flowers that sprout crevices above the tree line. A careful passage through wood lends the wine a suppler texture, which forms a harmonious with the unbroken, fresh acidic structure.
Grape varierty: 100% Alto Adige Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc). It is now 150 yearsago that the first Pinot blanc was brought its native Burgundy to South Tyrol, where the delicate variety quickly spread throughout the entire winegrowing area.
Production area: Steep hillside site at 640 m.a.s.l. Kurtatsch - Hofstatt. Hofstatt is a hamlet situated southwest and above the village of Kurtatsch, at an altitude of 640 meters. Cool, nightly katabatic winds create a crisp and breezy microclimate that is ideal for the variety. Three generations ago, vineyards were dug up year after year, at one meter in depth. During this process, large stones were removed and used for building houses or dry stone walls. Granite, slate, porphyry: the walls of the oldest houses in Hofstatt are like a precise geological reflection of the soils. This rich mineral structure molds the Hofstatt Pinot blanc into an exceptional regional white wine.
Vinification: Temperature-constrained fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, maturation on the lees in large wooden barrels.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C.
Ageing potential: 3 - 5 years.
Bottle to: 750 ml - 75 cl - 0,75 lt.
Allergens: contains sulphites.