Life is meant to be celebrated! For four years the wine made from grapes from our highest vineyards rests of the fine lees – ample time to enjoy the pleasures of anticipating this sparkling delight.
After a very dry, warm winter, spring saw the earliest appearance of shoots on the vines in the history of modern winegrowing in Alto Adige. The relatively cool months of April and May then caused a delay in the
vegetation phases. The beginning of summer was somewhat cool and damp, providing sufficient precipitation for an optimal start to the ripening phase. The ripening process was also positively influenced by a very warm and dry August. The autumn weather was very fine at the beginning of the harvest, with just a few rainy days during the whole picking process, allowing all grape varieties in every type of location to develop in the best possible way. The 2012 white wines are of exceptional quality, with fine
fruit and acidity and a harmonious structure.
Soft pressing of the whole bunch and forced separation of the free-run must. Temperature-controlled fermentation: 80% in steel’s tank, 20% in tonneaux. Tirage made in June, 2013, second fermentation and bottle aging sur lies for 48 months. Degorgement zero dosage.
The grapes are selected from the vineyards lying at 600 m a.s.l. and facing East, at the foot of the Passo della Mendola. The soil is Dolomitic limestone.
– Golden yellow tone
– fine and persistent perlage, thanks to the long time on the lees
– white flowers memories, definite smell and lively minerality
– bright and rapturous acidity
“I drink […] when I‘m happy and when I‘m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I‘m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I‘m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it, unless I‘m thirsty.” (Lily Bollinger)
Quintessenz Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva
Quintessenz Pinot Bianco
Quintessenz Kalterersee Classico Superiore
Spumante Brut Nature
Vial Pinot bianco
Soll Pinot grigio
Leuchtenberg Kalterersee Classico Superiore
Gröbner St. Magdalener
Saltner Pinot noir
Campaner Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva
Kalterersee Classico Superiore
kunst.stück Pinot Bianco
kunst.stück Kalterersee Classico Superiore