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DOC 2016

“Who is this Dionysus men worship as a god? He is their greatest source of joy”. (Euripides, Cyclops 521)

Varietal(s): Schiava 100%
Age of vines: 30 – 70 years
Temperature: 13 – 15 °C
Age-ability: 2017 – 2021
Yield: 55 hl/ha
Vine training: Pergola
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 4,7 g/l

VINTAGE

The 2016 vintage produced numerous surprises. The mild spring was succeeded by a frigid April that initially brought growth to a standstill. Constant hard work in the vineyard ensured that the situation was kept under control. A changeable start to the summer was followed by sunny days in late August and September. The grape harvest began in mid-September. The white wines are distinguished by a pleasant aroma supported by a well-structured acidity, while the red wines are marked by their powerful fragrance and matching.

VINIFICATION

Fermentation on the skins at a temperature of 25 °C, 10 days extended maceration, malo-lactic fermentation and a six-month aging on the fine lees in cement tanks and large casks.

VINEYARD

Selected vineyards with old vines and south exposition at 230 – 500 meters above sea level. Heat absorbing, loamy, chalky gravel.

TASTING NOTES

– brilliant, deep ruby red
– fruit dominant nose reminiscent of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry,
with a hint of bitter almonds
– full, soft structure, pleasant, elegant tannins give the wine length,
finishes with a lingering echo of ripe fruit

RECOMMENDATION

This wine is ideal as an aperitif, an accompaniment to appetizers, or to typical Tyrolean fare such as speck and sausage, but also to lighter meats and mild cheeses.

AWARDS

Gambero Rosso – 2007-2012: 2 Glasses, 2013: 3 Bicchieri/Glasses
Schiava Trophy – 2007, 2013: Schiava of the year
Duemilavini – 2010, 2012: 3 Grapes, 2011: 4 Grapes
Vinibuoni d’Italia – 2012, 2013: 3 Stars, 2014: Corona, 2016: Golden Star
Wine Enthusiast – 2011: Best buy
Falstaff – 2013: 90 pts.