The feminine wine

Réserve della Contessa

2019

Wine
Its secrets are subtlety and elegance, one could almost say aristocratic. A pale white wine with delicate aromas, just the thing for festive occasions.

Grape varieties

Pinot Blanc 55 %, Chardonnay 30 %, Sauvignon Blanc 15 % (Terlaner DOC)

Winemaking

Grapes were de-stemmed and left to macerate in the press for six hours to leach out aroma substances and body from the skins. Fermentation was done in oak barrels with yeasts naturally occurring in the vineyard. The young wine was subsequently matured on the fine lees for nine months to enable the aromas and flavour to evolve.

Site and soil

Two-thirds of the grapes come from the “Lieben Aich” site at Terlan and one third from the “Campan” vineyard at Kaltern. Our Lieben Aich vineyard at Terlan is on a warm, west-facing slope at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level where the soil is well-drained consisting of sand with a bedrock of eroded porphyry. Kaltern Campan is a cool, east-facing mountainside site at an altitude of 500 m above sea level where the soils are rich with clay and morainal deposits.

Bottled

55,000 bottles were filled in April 2020

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 0,8 g/l
Alcohol: 13.5 % Vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 6.4 g/l

Vintage

2019 was not a year for volume, but in terms of quality it was very good and in some cases excellent. The new shoots appeared early, but cold and wet weather in April and May held back vegetation growth to such an extent that it became a late year. A long ripening period in combination with a golden autumn finally created the conditions for a great vintage. The grape harvest was ideally timed in both Terlano and Campan, with the grapes at full maturity and in perfect health. The yield was 48 hl per hectare.

Description and food recommendations

Full yellow with green reflexes. The nose is characterised by an aroma of apple, apricot and a hint of sage; tightly-knit, elegant and mellow on the palate with refreshing acidity on the finish.

Enjoy at optimum maturity from summer 2020 to the end of 2026. Serve: lightly chilled but not cold, 46 - 50 °F
Enjoy with a roasted fillet of salmon with a herb breadcrumb topping, starters and white meats.

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

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