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Elegant and concentrated, charming and vigorous, challenging, fascinating and highly individual... An unmistakable blend of prestigious white grape varieties with cellaring potential. It is worth getting to know Sophie.

Grape varieties

Chardonnay 94 %, Viognier 4 %, Sauvignon 2 %

Site and soil

The grapes are grown in equal quantities in the “Lieben Aich” site at Terlan, and in the “Mazzon” site near Kaltern. Our Lieben Aich vineyard at Terlan is on a warm, west-facing slope at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level where Chardonnay and Sauvignon thrive in well-drained soils consisting of sand and clay mixed with eroded porphyry. Chardonnay and Viognier in the Mazzon site grow in our steepest vineyard in the parcel called “Leiten” with a gradient of up to 100%. It is south-west facing at an altitude between 350 to 400 metres above sea level with a unique microclimate and soils comprising clay and loess with a high content of calcium carbonate.


2022 gave us a lot of pleasure as winegrowers. An early year, warm in summer, with sufficient and well-distributed rainfall, cool nights and sunny days in au-tumn. High physiological maturity, intense aromas, crisp acidity, balanced alcohol. Best conditions for long-lived wines with tension and nerve.
At the beginning of September, we were able to harvest our grapes for the Sophie. The yield was 40 hl per hectare.


Grapes were de-stemmed and left to macerate in the press for six hours to leach out aroma substances and body from the skins. Pressing was extremely slow and attentive, for our aim is to obtain a wine of maximum elegance. Fermentation took place in oak barrels of varying sizes using yeasts naturally occurring in the vineyards followed by a maturation period on the fine lees lasting nine months to enable the aroma and flavour to develop.


19,000 bottles

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l
Alcohol: 13.5 % Vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 6.3 g/l

Description and food recommendations

Bright scintillating yellow in the glass. Initially the aroma is fruity reminiscent of apricot, orange, acacia and lime blossom with an underlying mineral note of wet stone; fresh and lively in the mouth, concentrated, tasty, full though still slender; a wine of great character, density and structure, with a good acidity level and impressive persistence.
Enjoy at optimum maturity from autumn 2023 to the end of 2030.
Serve: lightly chilled, 46 - 50 °F; this complex white wine will benefit from decanting and being served in Burgundy glasses.
Great with oysters, salad of scallops, scampi, pike, marinated swordfish, poached turbot, sea bass. Also with goose, duck, foie gras, veal escalope, chicken or aromatic cheeses.

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Waste management

GL71 Green Glas

PAP22 Paper

PAP21 Other paperboard

FOR51 Corks

Check the regulations of your municipality.
Separate the components and deliver them correctly.

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


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