Castelfeder

Gewürztraminer Vom Lehm

To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River. Driving from Lake Garda, from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Gunther Giovanett took over the family business in 1989 after his father retired from the daily operations of the winery he founded in 1970. Located in the center of Neumarkt, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, the Giovanett family produces a range of unique wines. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserve level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Now into their third generation, Gunther and his son Ivan are gaining a better understanding of the special micro-climates that exist in the Alto-Adige and South Tyrol regions.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in color, typical fruity and aromatic Gewürztraminer scent with a fragrance of intense spicy, floral and smoked notes. Rich bouquet of roses and exotic fruit, rich and full on the palate with a harmonious and fresh aftertaste.


Cultivation

The Gewürztraminer is one of the most important grape varieties in South Tyrol. The name “Vom Lehm” refers to the loamy soil on which the Gewürztraminer produces the best wines and the picture on the label shows the development from loamy soil to the vine to the finished wine (wine glass). Hand picked, cold maceration for 12 hours, gentle pressing.


Vinification

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel.


Aging

6 months storage on fine lees.

APPELLATION

DOC Alto Adige

VARIETAL

Gewürztraminer

ABV

14%

SOIL

Medium heavy loam, clay

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

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