Grape varieties: Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Description: Full, bright yellow with greenish reflexes; a fresh aroma of apple and apricot with a hint of sage on the nose; concentrated and elegant on the palate with excellent length.
Vineyard sites: Castel Campan at Kaltern at 500 m elevation, plus the Eichhorn vineyard at Terlan. Warm sites between 300 and 500 m elevation; the wine's opulence and firm acidity derive the altitude.
Soils: Chalky loam and loess soils at Caldaro and sandy clay on porphyry bedrock at Terlano.
Harvest period: Early to mid-September
Winemaking: The juice is clarified by natural sedimentation, after which it is fermented in large wooden casks without using yeasts. The wine subsequently matures on the fine lees until bottling. Bottle refinement for 1 month.
Serve: 10 - 12 °C
Best enjoyed: With appetisers, fish or white meats.
Straw yellow. Subdued fragrance of exotic fruits. Well balanced on the palate with delicate acidity; very harmonious wine with fruity and long lasting aftertaste. Ideal in combination with light meat dishes as well as vegetarian variations of vegetable rice.
Color: yellow with green hues; Aroma: intensive bouquet with notes of apricots and tropical fruits; Taste: well balanced with a light trace of yeast and vanilla, persistent with a long finish
In spite of its creamy texture it has a bracingly acidulous finish in which the flavour of southern fruit is accompanied by balsamic spice discreetly reminiscent of walnut.
It is full ruby in colour with violet reflexes, fresh and intensely fruity on the nose, fragrant with a flavour of woodland berry fruits on the palate and a lightly almondy finish. The wine's succulent, gentle fruity character , soft, unobtrusive tannins and mild supple acidity make it a favourite for social drinking.