Vigna OBERKERSCHBAUM

Hofstätter classification

Single vineyard wines

The Oberkerschbaum has an intense straw-yellow colour with subtle green highlights. Aromas of ripe citrus fruits like grapefruit and bergamot mingle with delicate notes of nettle and flint. The fruitiness of this Sauvignon continues on the palate with harmonious complexity. Despite its racy acidity, it is never too meagre and convinces with aromatic length.

Grape Variety

Sauvignon

Soil

Clay and limestone gravel.

Food
pairings

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

Serving temperature

12° - 14° C

Vinification

Immediately after their arrival at the winery, 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 Oberkerschbaum Sauvignon matures for a further 8 months on the fine lees in oak barrels. The fine lees are stirred monthly (bâttonage).

Oberkerschbaum Farmstead

This Sauvignon is a selection of the best grapes from our Oberkerschbaum farmstead in Buchholz/Salurn. The vineyards lie at 750-800 m.a.s.l. (2460-2625 ft) and thanks to a special microclimate, ideal aspect and challenging elevation, Oberkerschbaum is one of the most exciting crus for Sauvignon in Alto Adige.

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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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