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Kolbenhofer D.o.c. Hofstätter Josef Trocken Südtirol Italien 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Light and slightly peachy on the nose with a sweet apple underlay and nice hints of river stones. A touch sweetly fruited on entry with creamy, fairly apple core of fruit. A bit simple, if fresh, and easy to drink. 86pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Kolbenhofer D.o.c. Hofstätter Josef Trocken Südtirol Italien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,767
3.00 5
07/01/2011

Light and slightly peachy on the nose with a sweet apple underlay and nice hints of river stones. A touch sweetly fruited on entry with creamy, fairly apple core of fruit. A bit simple, if fresh, and easy to drink. 86pts


Member Reviews for Kolbenhofer D.o.c. Hofstätter Josef Trocken Südtirol Italien

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Snooth User: Giorgio
45093759
3.50 5
01/08/2012

Very nice wine. A good Traminer with mineral and fruity feelings


Snooth User: redpoz
1123085613
3.50 5
10/03/2012

Intense ruby-red color, medium-high consistency, fruity aromas which struck your nose with a good complexity and endurance. Nice tasting: very harmonious, balanced, with a good body and persistence.


Snooth User: laposalucci
3601334
5.00 5
12/12/2008

Tasted vintage 2001 (in Summer 2008). One of the best Italian Gewurtztraminers. Very well structured. Luscious palate; dense and long. Still has a little bit of acidity that makes it very drinkable. Age at least six years.

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  • External Reviews for Kolbenhofer D.o.c. Hofstätter Josef Trocken Südtirol Italien

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    Source: Bowery And Vine
    03/22/2012

    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.



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