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Kalterersee Keil

2021

Wine
Easy to enjoy and charming, fruity, smooth, elegant and still of uncompromising quality – eminently quaffable but rich in nuances.

Grape varieties

Various varieties of the Vernatsch family; old vines.

Site and soil

Vigna “der Keil” (monopole) at an altitude of 250 m above sea level; south-facing sites overlooking the Lake of Kaltern, among the warmest in all South Tyrol. The old vines are pergola-trained and grown in sandyclay soils rich in calcium carbonate.

Vintage

2021 was a relatively late year. The harvest began on September 13 with Sauvignon Blanc in Lieben Aich and ended on October 20 with Cabernet Sauvignon in Manincor. The ripening period in particular was char-acterised by almost perfect weather, with sunny days and clear nights where it cooled down properly. So, the year 2021 is all about balance. Physiological ripeness, sugar ripeness and acidity are in an optimal balance. Ripe fruit, cool character and moderate alcohol characterise the vintage. In the mid of Sep-tember we were able to harvest our Verntasch at the best time. The average yield per hectare was 58 hl.

Winemaking

The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed and fermented in open wooden vats, partially using yeasts naturally occurring on the grapes. Skin contact lasted one week at relatively low temperatures (24° C) with the skins being gently pushed down in the embryonic wine once per day. The aroma and flavour of the wine were refined during five months’ maturation on the fine lees in a large oak barrels.

Bottled

23,300 bottles were filled.

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5 % vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 5.5 g/l

Description and food recommendations

Bright soft-hued ruby. Delicately fruity on the nose reminiscent of cherry and toasted almonds, juicy on the palate, extremely “quaffable” and elegant on the finish.
Enjoy at optimum maturity from early summer 2022 to the end of 2025.
Serve: cool but not chilled, 53 - 57 °F
Goes especially well with South Tyrolean platters of cold cuts (speck), ideal for social drinking, perfect for a big bowl of pasta or any dish based on tomato, garlic and olive oil, white meats though also fried fish

Our claim

Biodynamic
Respekt-BIODYN
Vegan

Distributor: Manincor, San Giuseppe al Lago 4, 39052 Caldaro/Italy

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