Once upon a time there was an orchard with old pear trees…
Mature, simple, profound wine—matched with the right food it helps to balance the flavours.In matters of taste, there can be no disputes—and neither in matters of smell. This white wine might have a nose of fresh herbs, a bit of spice, and a slight tartness. You might note the freshness of stone fruits, white chocolate, maybe beeswax. This wine is a lovely harmonious mouth filler.
VARIETY: Planted in 1976 from Rudolf Niedermayr. He chose the Casarsa System, (high-stem vine training). Pinot blanc is very typical and widespread in our area. At 'Hof Gandberg', the knaggy vines have become the only ones that aren’t fungus resistant.
POSITION AND SOIL: Vines grown at 520 meters above sea level in Eppan Berg, in the mountainous region of South Tyrol, North Italy. Loamy and calcareous soil with high contents of white Dolomite rock.
HARVEST: handpicked on 1 September 2015. Half of every bunch of pinot blanc grape is removed even before the fruit begins to ripen so that the remaining grapes may grow better and in a more concentrated fashion.
CELLAR: In part macerated until two days, in part fermented with the skin. Native fermentation, using the vineyard-own yeast. Half in steel- and half in oak barrels, 22 months on the yeast. Not fined or filtered wine, bottled in August 2017.
Alcohol: 13 % vol.
Total acidity: 5 g/l
Sugar residues: <1 g/l
Quantity of Bottles: 1,000