Castelfeder

Rosso Pertico

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

This red is an extraordinary well-loved wine with a deep, ruby red color and a mature, intense nose. It combines the typical characteristics of each single variety: dark color and soft tannins (Lagrein), the complex bouquet of cherries, licorice and dried fruit (Merlot and Cabernet), and the elegant and pleasant aftertaste of Pinot Noir.


Cultivation

Due to their different maturation, every single variety is picked and kept separately until the final blend is made just before bottling. This allows them to save the character of each single variety and optimize the quality of this cuvee by blending the 4 different varieties.



Aging

50% of this cuvee is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barriques.

APPELLATION

Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

VARIETAL

50% Lagrein, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Pinot Noir

ABV

13.5%

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

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