Description: “Cashmere” Gewürztraminer Passito shines in golden yellow with slight glints of amber. Exquisite and intensively aromatic, the bouquet opens up with dried apricots, candied fruits, rose flowers, a whiff of oranges and caramel. On the palate, the Passito is highly concentrated, with a stimulating, harmonic Spiel between inviting sweetness and refreshing acidity, with juicy structure and complex fullness, elegance and exquisite taste.
Grape variety: Gewürztraminer - South Tyrol Alto Adige DOC
Production area: Municipality of Tramin/Termeno, steeply sloping vineyard with south-eastern exposure. Cru Vigna Kastelaz at 400m above sea level. Calcareous soil with clay content.
Vinification: The grapes are being picked late September and are dried for 4 months in an aerated area where they loose about two third of their original weight. Hence, they increase in sugar content, aroma, acidity and tannins. The dried and highly concentrated grapes are pressed in December, after which fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks (6 weeks). Due to the high sugar levels the yeast is not able to complete fermentation and therefore the natural residual sugar remains very high.
Food pairing: It is recommended with desserts in general, blue cheeses and foie gras.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14°C.
Ageing potential: more than 10 years.
Residual sugar: approx. 190 g/l.
Bottle to: 375 ml - 37,5 cl - 0,375 lt. little bottle
Allergens: Wine can contain sulphites.
Producer: Elena Walch Estate Elena Walch is a leading Alto Adige wine estate, in family hands, and belongs to the elite in Italian wine production, with international success. Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard – and that this must be maintained according to principles of sustainability and passed on to the next generation. The picturesque single estates of Castel Ringberg and Kastelaz are the heart of Elena Walch's vineyards, now working on a vineyard surface of 55ha. With sustainability being one of the core values at Elena Walch, the wines reflect the various terroirs they originate from. Finally, with the aim of making only the highest quality wines, Elena Walch has been honored with several national as well as international awards.
Elena Walch Via Andreas Hofer 1 IT - 39040 Termeno (BZ) email@example.com www.elenawalch.com
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