BARTHENAU
Vigna S. Michele

Hofstätter classification

Single vineyard wines

An extremely elegant wine with impressive structure and a full, complex bouquet, well balanced on the palate with excellent mouthfeel and pronounced fruit highlighted by firm, mouth-watering acidity.

Grape Variety

Pinot Blanc

Soil

Conglomerate of clay, limestone, porphyry and fine gravel.

Food
pairings

Fish dishes, shellfish and crustaceans, white meat and poultry.

Serving temperature

12° - 14° C

Vinification

To accentuate the wine’s fruit aromas, the juice is left to macerate on the grape skins for a few hours before pressing. The juice is clarified through sedimentation before it ferments in large oak barrels. After the first racking, the Barthenau Vigna S. Michele matures on its fine lees in large oak barrels for 15 months during and stirred once a week (bâttonage). The wine matures for a further 6 months in bottle before release.

Barthenau Farmstead

The grapes used to make this wine are grown at the Barthenau farmstead at an elevation of 450 m.a.s.l. (1,476 ft). The vineyard is located on a gentle slope where both exposure to sunlight and air circulation are ideal, resulting in perfectly ripe and healthy grapes. The alternation between warm days and cool nights accounts for the firm backbone of fruity acidity and consequently excellent ageing potential in the finished wine

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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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