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Global Liquors USD 18.19 750ml

J. Hofstätter Pinot Nero Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva Mazon 2005

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Soils: marly, light, well ventilated and warm up quickly in spring Wine-making: The grapes are lightly crushed and the juice is cold macerated for a few hours together with the skins. The mass is then pressed, the must is clarifi ed by natural sedimentation and fermentation takes place at a constant temperature of 20 ˚C. All these procedures combine to exalt the typical varietal character of the wine. Maturation and organoleptic characteristics: Our Gewürztraminer is matured for 6 months, partly in stainless steel and partly in large oak casks. This Gewürztraminer expresses the full unique varietal character of the grape: full, bright straw yellow, good concentration with an accentuated aromatic character reminiscent of smoked spices, dried fl owers and rose petals which develops and intensifi es in the glass. On the palate it is full and unctuous, fi rm and deliciously fresh and lively. To enjoy this wine at its best we recommend that you cellar it for at least one year to allow it to develop to the full its classic bouquet. Goes especially well with: on its own as an aperitif, with shellfi sh, goose liver, oysters and gorgonzola cheese

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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

External Reviews for J. Hofstätter Pinot Nero Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva Mazon

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

Any way you describe this - Pinot Nero or Blauburgunder - one thing is certain: this is perfect for those who enjoy traditional red Burgundy. It's delightfully earthy, with beautiful red-berried fruit, almond-peel tannins and playful acidity. Food is a must; something saucy, meaty or gamey would be ideal.



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Soils: marly, light, well ventilated and warm up quickly in spring Wine-making: The grapes are lightly crushed and the juice is cold macerated for a few hours together with the skins. The mass is then pressed, the must is clarifi ed by natural sedimentation and fermentation takes place at a constant temperature of 20 ˚C. All these procedures combine to exalt the typical varietal character of the wine. Maturation and organoleptic characteristics: Our Gewürztraminer is matured for 6 months, partly in stainless steel and partly in large oak casks. This Gewürztraminer expresses the full unique varietal character of the grape: full, bright straw yellow, good concentration with an accentuated aromatic character reminiscent of smoked spices, dried fl owers and rose petals which develops and intensifi es in the glass. On the palate it is full and unctuous, fi rm and deliciously fresh and lively. To enjoy this wine at its best we recommend that you cellar it for at least one year to allow it to develop to the full its classic bouquet. Goes especially well with: on its own as an aperitif, with shellfi sh, goose liver, oysters and gorgonzola cheese

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