GT Traminer 2018
A Wine That
comes from one of Alto Adige's highest altitude vineyards. Gewürztraminer has a big reputation within the region for yielding powerful, ripe white wines. Martin and Marion's take shows a darker and alternative direction using the skins of the grapes and macerating it for 5 to 6 days. The result is something polar opposite. Fragrant and spicy but with layers and layers of electrifying energy.
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- Winemaker: Pranzegg
Where and How?
The Gewürztraminer for this wine is grown on steep slopes, 550 metres above sea level, on sandy clay soils. After the fruit is pressed, the juice is left in contact with the skins for five days in concrete tanks, in order for those typical Gewürz aromas to be amplified. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in this wine, giving a creamy richness. After ageing for three months in tonneaux and then six months in concrete vats, the wine is bottled without fining or filtering, leaving a dark cloudy orange liquid. Just 800 bottles produced!
The Winemaker: Pranzegg
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Alto Adige, you’ll find many vineyards; but a massive 95% of the grapes from these vineyards are sold to cooperatives-style wineries. However, in the remaining 5%, you’ll find a slowly-but-surely growing segment of winemakers committed to farming their own grapes and making their own wine.
Two of these winemakers are Martin Gojer and Marion Untersulzner of Pranzegg; committed to every aspect of their 3.5-hectare farm; where you’ll find not just vines, but also sheep, chickens and bees. For them, this isn’t just a job, but a way of life.