Vigna KOLBENHOF

Hofstätter classification

Single vineyard wines

Deep golden yellow in colour with youthful highlights. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot mingle with exotic fruits like litchi, mango and passion fruit. The fruit characteristics continue on the palate. Despite all its concentration, this wine is never too voluptuous and remains well balanced due to refreshing acidity. This Gewürztraminer impresses with aromatic length.

Grape Variety

Gewürztraminer

Soil

Clay with limestone gravel.

Food
pairings

Marvellous to enjoy on its own, but also paired with crustaceans, complex fish dishes, and Asian cuisine.

Serving temperature

8° - 10° C

Vinification

Immediately after their arrival to the cellar, the grapes are lightly crushed and the must is left to macerate on the grape skins for a few hours to enhance fruit expression. After gentle pressing and natural sedimentation to remove haze, the must is fermented under controlled temperatures. After fermentation, the Kolbenhof Gewürztraminer matures for a further 8 months on the fine lees in oak barrels. The fine lees are stirred monthly (bâttonage).

Kolbenhof Farmstead

This Gewürztraminer is made from a selection of grapes grown at our Kolbenhof farmstead in the hamlet of Söll overlooking Tramin. Thanks to a special microclimate, ideal aspect and vine age, Kolbenhof is one of the great cru vineyards for Gewürztraminer in Alto Adige. The vine itself is named after its origin, the wine village of Tramin.

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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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