The single vineyard Joseph Gewürztraminer comes from grapes grown on the west side of the Adige River, where it enjoys the morning sun and brisk mountain fall winds provide sufficient coolness in the evening. This is a full-bodied, luscious but dry wine.
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|Region||Trentino Alto Adige|
|Classification||Alto Adige D.O.C .|
|Wine style||Dry White wine|
|Pairs with||On its own as an aperitif or with shellfish, Asian inspired food and gorgonzola cheese. Serve at 10-12 C.|
|Alcohol||14,0 % vol.|
The J. Hofstätter winery is located in Tramin-Termeno in Alto Adige (Südtyrol). Gewürztraminer has been grown in this region in milleniums. This grape variety yields elegant dry wines with harmonious acidity in the South Tyrol Alps. The grapes ripen quite slowly in the persistent coolness and are handpicked in November. At this point they are beginning to shrivel and are particularly flavourful. The Joseph Gewürztraminer is a highly individual wine and a copybook gewürztraminer.
Colour: Full, bright straw yellow
Bouquet: Concentrated with a strong aromatic character reminiscent of dried flowers and rose petals which develops and intensifies in the glass.
Taste: Full-bodied, luscious but dry on the palate, the opulence cut by vibrant, firm acidity.
Longevity 3-5 years.