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Franz Gojer ‘Alte Reben’ Südtiroler Vernatsch DOC 2017

Estate: Dating back to the 14th century, the Glögglhof estate sits at the edge of the city Bozen/Bolzano, south of the Dolomites. The Gojer family [Franz, Maria Luise and their son Florian] respect and continue the estate’s winemaking history that stretches back many generations. Franz and Florian are dedicated to cultivating indigenous varietals. They practice sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature, with minimal intervention in the cellar.

Philosophy: “Our underlying principle is “Quality starts in the vineyard”. We do our best to preserve it by our gentle technique in the cellar. This way we create both authentic and outstanding wines.”

Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested from vineyards 600 meters above sea level. Soils are light, sandy porphyry based with ice age deposits of granite, basalt and gneiss. “The old vines with naturally little yield, small berries and the exposed south-facing slope allow the grape to fully mature.” Fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: Bright transparent ruby red in colour with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, black raspberry liqueur and soft pepper spice. Tasting similar to the aromas, with cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red currant dusted with crushed white peppercorn and rose petal, accented by fresh acidity and silky tannins. Agile and fruity, fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.

100% Vernatsch [Schiava]
Südtirol-Alto Adige Vernatsch DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Franz Gojer
13% Alcohol
$16
Enjoy now thru 2019

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