doc - SÜDTIROL / ALTO ADIGE
Description: luminous pale yellow in color, this wine shows well-balanced apple and banana- notes. Full of character, it is well-structured and pleasantly salty on the tongue. Partial ageing in small oak barrels lends this wine structure and elegance.
Food pairing: goes well with starters, fish, shell fish, poultry as well as white-meat-dishes.
Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard location: sites south of Margreid and south southeast-facing hillside vineyards in Kurtatsch (210 – 350 m a.s.l.)
Soil: chalk gravel moraine soil in Kurtatsch, sandy alluvial soil in Margreid
Growing system: guyot and pergola; 7,000 - 3,500 vines / hectare
Yield: 55 - 60 hl / hectare
Vinification: fermented at a constant temperature; maturation with regular batonnage in large oak casks for 7 months; 70% fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees for 7 months; 10% aged in barriques
Barrels: stainless steel tank (70%), large oak cask (20%), barrique (10%)
Serving suggestion: 10 – 12 °C
Ageing potential: 4 - 5 years