budget friendly estate bottled italy low intervention sustainably farmed

Franz Gojer Glögglhof ‘Alte Reben’ Vernatsch Südtiroler DOC 2019

Estate: Dating back to the 14th century, the Glögglhof estate sits at the edge of the city Bozen/Bolzano, in the heart of the famed Santa Maddalena appellation. The Gojer family [Franz, Maria Luise and their son Florian] respect and continue the estate’s winemaking history that stretches back many generations. With 6 estate hectares and 2 leased hectares of vineyards, Franz and Florian are dedicated to cultivating indigenous varietals Schiava [Vernatsch] and Lagrein. 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, bottled in April.

Tasting Notes: Transparent ruby in colour, with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and dusty earth. Flavours expand on the aromas; strawberry, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, earth, white pepper and a wisp of smoke flanked by fine black tea tannins and fresh acidity. Black currant and cranberry linger on the mineral driven finish. Silky, bright and fresh.

100% Vernatsch/Schiava
Südtiroler/Alto Adige DOC
Italy
Estate Bottle by Franz Gojer
13% Alcohol
$16

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