J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Floral with stemmy base notes then smoky with a hint of honey, some earthiness and a nice gentle sandlewood accent over lightly burnished red cherry fruit. On entry this is supple, elegant and brightly fruited with a bit of stemmy wood sticking out a bit. The finish is long and elegant with bright acids adding cut to the burnished raspberry fruit and this picks up some spice on the backend. Sappy and deep with a penetrating, extract rich intensity on the backend and the finish, this is very young and warrants cellaring for another few years or decanting for several hours. 93pts

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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
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Editorial Reviews for J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Vintage: 2009 11/12/2012

Floral with stemmy base notes then smoky with a hint of honey, some earthiness and a nice gentle sandlewood accent over lightly burnished red cherry fruit. On entry this is supple, elegant and brightly fruited with a bit of stemmy wood sticking out a bit. The finish is long and elegant with bright acids adding cut to the burnished raspberry fruit and this picks up some spice on the backend. Sappy and deep with a penetrating, extract rich intensity on the backend and the finish, this is very young and warrants cellaring for another few years or decanting for several hours. 93pts


External Reviews for J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 11/28/2012

Helles Rubin, granatfarbene Reflexe. Elegantes und gleichermassen finessenreiches Bouquet nach Hagebuttenkonfitüre und kleinen Waldhimbeeren, ergänzt durch den Duft blühender Veilchen, auch Mokkanoten. Wiederum sehr elegant im Gaumen, nach und nach intensiver werdend, Erdbeeren und Preiselbeeren, die Röstaromen sind gekonnt in die Aromatik eingebunden; saftige, sehr samtige Tannine führen ins äusserst aromatische, lange Finale. Zeigt viel Potenzial auf.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/29/2011

A lively ruby red color. It has exuberant and fresharomas reminiscent of woodland berry fruits and cherry forming a harmonious bouquet, rich and elegant on the palate. It is well-balanced, medium bodied with rich flavors and a lasting finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2009 01/15/2011

The color is a translucent crimson/ruby. Elegant but concentrated palate, lightish body. Corrupt cherries, a touch of wood. This wine is a total winner and would basically go with anything, but would be best with a rustic, northern italian dish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2011

Dichtes Rubinrot. Heidelbeeren, Wacholder und pfeffrige Noten offenbaren sich in der offenen, fein parfümierten Nase, abgerundet von einem eleganten Veilchenduft. Rassiger, fast stürmischer Auftakt, abgelöst von viel Brombeerfrucht, Kirschenkompott und dem Aroma feiner Wildkräuter, sehr gut strukturiert und gehaltvoll, zartbitterer, lange anhaltender Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 11/21/2012

Hellgelb, grünliche Nuancen. Saftige Aprikosen, Ananas und etwas Limettenschale im verführerischen, reiffruchtigen aber gleichwohl frischen Bouquet. Viel Eleganz und Saftigkeit zeigt der Gaumen: gelbe Steinfrüchte und florale Noten, Holunderblüten und ein dezenter Muskatton; eine gute Frische, die aber nicht aufdringlich ist, führt ins aromatisches Finale.




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