This Sauvignon Blanc is a very rich and intense white wine with an exotic and exuberant aromatic character. Juicy perfumes of apple, citrus and other ripe fruits emerge from a tense, mineral and charming texture. Only recently the activity of the farmhouse Falkenstein is dedicated to viticulture: previous production was concentrated on the cultivation of apples, an activity also typical of Val Venosta.
It can easily age for 4-5 years.
Fifteen years ago Franz Pratzner decided to start making wine from the seven hectares of vineyards surrounding the farmhouse Falkenstein, distributed between 500 and 900 meters above the sea level, with slopes that make any work quite challenging, although possible thanks to the terraces drawn with patience over time. The Riesling grapes accounts for about half of the surrounding Falkenstein vineyards, boasting optimal exposures to the south and a soil particularly rich in minerals. The wines of Falkenstein, created from a real form of heroic viticulture, wear a stylistic mark of profound expressiveness, according to a German style more than an Italian one.
|NAME:||Alto Adige Val Venosta Sauvignon|
|APPELLATION:||Val Venosta DOC|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|SOIL:||Sandy soils interspersed with granite, slate, gneiss, quartz and mica|
|VINIFICATION:||Fermentation and subsequent ageing in large acacia wood casks (10 months) on coarse lees, followed by bottle sedimentation (12 months).|
|AGING:||Ageing in large acacia wood casks (10 months) on coarse lees, followed by bottle sedimentation (12 months).|