Vineyards: Grown in vineyards planted between 300 and 450 meters in calcareous clay and
gravel in the areas of Tramin and Montagna.
Yield: 55 hl/hectare
Subzone: Tramin, Montagna
Winemaking: The grapes for this wine were gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately
after harvest. The grape juice was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature (21°C) without malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Tramin is the cradle of Gewürztraminer, and the village claims the best vineyards dedicated to the variety planted around the village the west bank of the Adige valley. Gewürztraminer has a distinctive reddish-yellow colour with green hues when fully mature. The most famous vineyards are in the Tramin subzones of Söll (Sella) and Rungg (Ronchi), where the wine becomes rich and silky in texture, minerally and structured. It is an elegant wine with intense aromas and flavours of Muscat, rose, exotic spice and lychee fruit. Gewürztraminer has become one of the most popular wines produced in Alto Adige.
Food Pairing: The wine pairs well with any spicy Asian dish, fish, white meat, savoury pie, or cheese. Great wine on a hot afternoon if chilled ice-cold!
Alcohol: 14.0 % by Vol.
Residual sugar: 5.9 g/l
Total acidity: 4.5 g/l
Sugar/acidity ratio: 1.3 – just off-dry, to some on the fruity side, but not a sweet wine!