L.B. von BARTHENAU
Vigna Roccolo

Hofstätter classification

Single vineyard wines

The dark ruby colour of this Pinot Nero already suggests its superb concentration. Its aromatic depth opens generously in the glass: a multifaceted fragrance of amarelle cherry and lingonberry is accompanied by delicate vanilla and subtle oak spice. The highly elegant palate impresses with precisely chiselled acid structure, velvety tannins, and a compelling, long finish.

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Soil

Conglomerate of clay, limestone, porphyry and fine gravel.

Food
pairings

Red meat, game, and mild cheeses.

Serving temperature

14° - 16° C

Vinification

Grapes are handpicked, then de-stemmed and selected once again by hand on a sorting table. After a brief, cold maceration to enhance fruit aroma, the must ferments for 10 days at a constant temperature of 28 °C (82 °F). Maturation occurs in three phases. In the first phase, the wine matures for around 12 months in small oak barrels. After assemblage, it remains for another 6 months in large oak casks. Once the wine is bottled, it is allowed to rest for another 12 months in the Barthenau cellar.

Mazon Farmstead

Like Vigna S. Urbano, Vigna Roccolo is a small, extraordinary “cru” within our Mazon vineyard. During the period in history that Ludwig von Barthenau owned it, Pinot Nero thrived in the heart of this vineyard next to a “roccolo”, a bird snare construction. This Pinot Nero possesses the enormous potential originating from an exceptional site in which the vines are 70 years old.

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Our vineyards and sites

Opposite Tramin-Trameno, on the east side of the valley, is the Mazon plateau with its exceptional vineyards. The denomination "Vigna" indicates a wine that comes from a well defined parcel and guarantees its provenance. This ranking gives the wine the typicality, style and character of the vineyard where it was born.

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4 Generation

Josef Hofstätter, a trained locksmith, operated a small restaurant in Tramin together with his wife Maria and produced wine in their cellar. Being business savvy and forward-thinking, he founded a winery in 1907 and successfully traded wine.
Josef Hofstätter passed away childless in 1942 and his wife continued to run the business, assisted by their long-time employee, Konrad Oberhofer.

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