BARTHENAU
Vigna S. Urbano

Hofstätter classification

Single vineyard wines

A superb Pinot Nero, whose concentration is clearly heralded by its dark ruby colour. Initially somewhat closed on the nose, it evolves in the glass to reveal a multifaceted bouquet reminiscent of a classic Burgundy. Aromas of sour cherry and raspberry are enhanced by a delicate hint of vanilla and spice. On the palate it shows excellent harmony with elegant acidity, well-integrated fine tannins, and enormous aroma concentration.

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

The grapes are harvested manually and placed in small crates to ensure they arrive at the winery completely intact. Most grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed, leaving around 25% whole and unbruised. The grape berries, whole clusters and juice are allowed to macerate at cool temperatures for one day to enhance aroma extraction. During fermentation the pomace cap is kept submerged in the must. Maturation in oak casks takes place in three phases. The young wine is first kept in small oak casks for 12 months. After assemblage, the wine matures in a large wooden cask for 8 months. The bottled wine is then stored for 8 months in the cellars of the Barthenau farmstead before release.

Barthenau Farmstead

The Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano is the expression of our prestigious cru located in the heart of our Barthenau farmstead in Mazon. Some of the Pinot Nero vines here are over 55 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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