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J. Hofstätter Gewürztraminer Alto Adige Südtirol Kolbenhof 2009

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"The 2009 Gewurztraminer Kolbenhof shows wonderful depth and polish in its juicy, tropical fruit and well-articulated bouquet. The wine blossoms on the palate, with endless layers of fruit that lead to the energetic, clean finish. The Kolbenhof is often a standout, as it is again in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019...Proprietor Martin Foradori can be counted on for sleek, elegant wines that capture the essence of some of the greatest terroirs in Alto Adige...92." WA 2/11

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J. Hofstätter:
Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our local vineyards and grape varieties is reflected in our wines more than ever. South Tyrol’s best-known vines are cultivated in the Hofstätter wine estate. We even enjoy the unique privilege of owning vineyards in the finest sites on both sides of the Adige River in southern South Tyrol. However, it... Read more
Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our local vineyards and grape varieties is reflected in our wines more than ever. South Tyrol’s best-known vines are cultivated in the Hofstätter wine estate. We even enjoy the unique privilege of owning vineyards in the finest sites on both sides of the Adige River in southern South Tyrol. However, it is precisely the work in the vineyards which I find the most challenging: decades of monoculture have exhausted the soils, sapped them of their vigour, the vigour which the grapevine needs to stay healthy and unfold its vitality to the full. And today the vine needs vital force more than ever before to withstand the increasingly extreme weather conditions. The word ‘terroir’ is often bandied about, as if it referred to an established factor, while in reality it is subject to the very same fluctuations that the far-sighted winegrower is confronted with in his daily work. He needs to recognise the elementary preconditions necessary for vines to yield superlative, distinctive, unmistakable wines, cultivating, fine-tuning and focusing his methods. This is the only way to enhance the quality of grapes in a vineyard which has always produced excellent fruit. I am striving to attain this without advance knowledge of the extent to which the world-wide ecological challenges are to be surmounted in a small organism such as a vineyard. I am confident that a workable solution will be found! Read less

"The 2009 Gewurztraminer Kolbenhof shows wonderful depth and polish in its juicy, tropical fruit and well-articulated bouquet. The wine blossoms on the palate, with endless layers of fruit that lead to the energetic, clean finish. The Kolbenhof is often a standout, as it is again in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019...Proprietor Martin Foradori can be counted on for sleek, elegant wines that capture the essence of some of the greatest terroirs in Alto Adige...92." WA 2/11

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