J. Hofstätter

39/0471/860161 39040 Tramin - Termeno
Südtirol, 39040
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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 Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

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  • J. Hofstatter Lagrein Alto Adige 2010

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    Wine review by Buck Becker


  • Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir 2007

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    Unfortunately this bottle was corked, oxidized beyond the point of consumption. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Hofstatter Barthenau Pinot Nero Alto 2008

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    Subtly sweet on the nose with hints of pine nuts, bergamot tea, dried mushroom and lichen covered rocks topped with some fine sage, smoke and maduro tobacco notes. elegant and tense in the mouth, there are some fine tannins here keeping this firm on the palate which delivers lovely layered black tea, dried cranberry, and softly toasty oak spice... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Joseph Hofstatter Pinot Grigio 2011

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    Tight on the nose and more floral and mineral than fruity though at its core there is something jammy and pithy that reminds me of bitter orange marmalade. Bright and vivid on entry, the palate reflects the nose in that this is very mineral driven and not a particularly fruity wine. Small scaled and very precise in the mouth this is focused like... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir 2010

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    Smelling a bit beefy and peppery this is a bit of an odd take at first with subtle citrus and pineapple aromas growing in the glass before being joined by tart red cranberry fruit and lemon verbena notes. Theres also a dustiness on the nose and blind I might very well think this to be a white wine. Tart red fruit laced with citrus notes greets t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hofstatter Pinot Noir Mezcan 2007

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • J. Hofstätter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Südtirol 2009

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    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 frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • J. Hofstatter Pinot Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2010

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    Not very experienced in tasting pinot blanc, but I wasn't enthusiastic when tasting this Joseph Hofstätter. A clear pale-straw yellow, interessting but not very intense aromas (floreal) and a light taste.Enjoyed it with rabbit meat. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • 201 Premiere J. Hofstätter Lagrein Joseph 2011

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    This is nicely fruit-driven on the nose and opens well to show a slightly plummy, lightly smoky, plump black fruit nose. Bright in the mouth with some early red and blue berry fruit that is bright and juicy with lightly chewy tannins. A medium-bodied style that shows black cherry skin with a hint of chocolate on the mid-palate. The finish comes ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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