Colterenzio Gewurztraminer “Classic”
WHY WE LOVE IT
Excellent Alto Adige Gewurtz, from vineyards at 1300-1500 feet of altitude.
Soils are morainal with deposits of clay and eroded porphyry.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gewurztraminer
Elaboration: Grapes are destemmed, gently crushed and cold-macerated for several hours prior pressing. Fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks at 65ﹾF. After racking, the young wine refine on the fine lees until shortly before bottling. Yields: 58hl/ha
Tasting Notes: Seductive, with a bouquet of roses and lychee and a distinct spice aroma on the finish. Golden yellow in colour, spicy in aroma and flavour, reminiscent of yellow roses, cloves, lychees and nutmeg. Luscious and powerful on the palate with an elegant, dry and aromatic finish.
Colterenzio is one of the newest wineries in South Tyrol, composed of over 300 families working together. This is a new-generation cooperative that smashes preconceptions, proving that a humble “coop” can consistently deliver some of the most transparent, expressive wines in the top flight region of Alto Adige.
Member-winegrowers farm their grapes on a total of 300 hectares; the vineyards are located in one of the best wine growing sub-districts of Alto Adige, on altitudes ranging from 230 to 650 meters with 12 different varieties cultivated. Ecology is a driving principle here – Farming is sustainable and the winery was built with permaculture in mind.