Alto Adige:Gewurztraminer, Kellerei Kaltern 2018
The name Gewürztraminer derives from Caldaro’s neighboring village Termeno (Tramin in German), where the variety can be traced back in historical documents to the 14th century. Whether the variety really comes from Termeno is questionable, but there is no doubt that it has a very long tradition in Alto Adige and produces excellent wines.
The weather conditions made 2019 a challenging year for our winegrowers. A relatively mild winter and early spring were followed by a wet and cool April and May. After the flowering of the vines, which was not until June, the weather changed and it became hot and dry. In late summer, some rain and below-average temperatures delayed the ripening of the grapes. Harvesting the healthy grapes began in early September and continued until the end of October.
– light, golden yellow
– intense nose, rose blossoms, lychee, cloves, cinnamon, a hint of sage, complex and multi-faceted
– dense volume on the palate, very clean and direct, tropical fruit on the lingering finish
This wine pairs well with light appetizers, fish dishes and also as an aperitif.
Destemming of late-harvested, but still perfectly sound grapes; 12 hour cold maceration, after which the grapes were pressed, underwent natural clarification; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18° C; five-month aging on the fine lees, filtration and bottling in March.
Sloping vineyard with a southerly exposure at 450 – 500 meters above sea level. Loamy, chalky gravel with eroded porphyry.