Cabernet Sauvignon struggles to ripen in South Tyrol, though not in the sun drenched slopes of Colterenzio, where the unique, unmistakable character of our "Katèlt" unfolds to the full.
Deion: Impressive depth of colour; sweet currant and plum fruit with cassis, herbs, earth and liquorice aromas nicely intermingled in this elegant, full-textured wine; subtle but savoury on the palate, supple with ripe, sweet tannins.
Food Choices: Roast beef with trimmings, lamb steaks glazed with balsamic vinegar and redcurrants, venison and game, mature cheeses. A wine for discerning oenophiles. Serve cool, 18°C.
Grape Variety: 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon vertical espalier-trained plantings with approx. 5,000 vines per hectare.
Sites: Girlan/Schreckbichl. Medium-rich morainal and gravelly soils.
Yield: 45 hl/ha
Winemaking: Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks with the temperature controlled at 28-30°C. The skins are constantly pushed down gently into the embryonic wine to extract a maximum of colour, flavour and ripe tannins. The wine is subsequently matured in oak for 18 months, 1/3 of the total in 35 hl casks, 2/3 in French barriques. The wine is subsequently gently fined, bottled and matured for a further 12 months before release.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2007 Falstaff Magazin:
89 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff Magazin" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl Praedium 'Kastelt' Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" the vintage 2007 on 13.07.2011 with 89 of 100 points.
Alcoholic content: 11.50 %
yr. 2007 Falstaff:
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl Praedium 'Kastelt' Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Alto Adige" the vintage 2007 on 01.07.2011 with 89 of 100 points.
The Schreckbichl Winery, also known as Cantina Produttori Colterenzio, is one of the best-known wineries in South Tyrol, a region in the northern part of Italy known for its excellent wine-growing areas. The winery was founded in 1960 by a group of winegrowers and has its headquarters in Schreckbichl, a small village in the municipality of Girlan.
Today, the Schreckbichl Winery is one of the largest cooperatives in South Tyrol and has more than 300 members spread over a total of 650 hectares of vineyards. The winegrowers cooperate closely with each other and share their knowledge to produce first-class wines that reflect the terroir and climate of the region.
The Schreckbichl winery is known for its white wines, which are mainly made the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Grigio grape varieties. The vineyards are located at altitudes between 200 and 900 metres above sea level, which gives the wines their unique aroma and structure.
The winery has received numerous awards for its wines over the past decades and is an integral part of the South Tyrolean wine landscape. The Schreckbichl Winery has made it its goal to work in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner in order to protect nature and the vineyards.
Overall, the Schreckbichl Winery is a major producer of quality wines South Tyrol and a pioneer in sustainability. The winemakers work hard to produce wines that reflect the region's terroir and satisfy the discerning palates of wine lovers worldwide.
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With typical Tyrolean platters of cold-cuts (speck) and cheese; the perfect partner for pasta and pizza, white meat dishes, also with fish and is an ideal party wine.