Only ten hectares of Moscato rosa exist in Alto Adige. The grapevine is highly demanding.
Much manual labor is necessary in the vineyard. Its blossom is female and is not self-pollinating. This often leads to poor fruit set and extremely low yield. The tiny, partially seedless berries contain breathtaking concentrations of aromas reminiscent of dried rose petals, candied strawberries and oriental spices. During its long, courageous period of skin contact, USHAS develops a spicy outline of tannins which melds harmoniously with the aromas of rose hips, cinnamon and orange peel. Extra-sweet finish with invigorating acidity. USHAS: the rare one.
The name USHAS is refers to the color of the wine. It comes Hinduism: USHAS, the goddess of the dawn.
Moscato Rosa - South Tyrol IGT
vineyard on 400-500 m a.sl., south - east, steep slope in Cortaccia. Sandy and gravelly soil rich in dolomite.
Late harvest of Moscato rosa with air drying if necessary. Start of fermentation in stainless steel, final fermentation in old barriques with long skin contact, ageing for 10 months in old barriques.
10 - 12°C.
10 - 12 years.
375 ml - 37,5 cl - 0,375 lt. Sugar residual: approx. 195g./l.
wine can contain sulphites.
Vineyards on breathtakingly steep slopes 220-900m a.s.l. - such a large difference in altitude within one municipality is unique in Europe. The low elevations are among the warmest in Alto Adige and are perfect for important red wines. On the high-altitude sites above the main village of Kurtatsch, the white varieties find ideal conditions. The wide array of elevations and soil types dictates the philosophy of the province’s southernmost cooperative: to produce distinctive wines that reflect their growing site, their terroir, in the best way possible.
A young team, since 2014 led by the winery’s president, Andreas Kofler, has oriented the winery towards sustainable management. Thanks to the 190 small-structured family farms that cultivate 190 hectares of vineyards, the best grape material for each individual location can be selected. This and the precise vinification of the individual vineyard sites create distinctive and unmistakable wines which truly reflect their place of origin. The result: fresh, mineral white wines high locations and long-lasting red wines warm locations.