Formigar was the original name of Formigar Castle. South Tyrol's largest self-contained vineyard area spreads out to the south of the castle, where this sinewy but elegant Chardonnay grows on a dry plateau of gravel and eroded porphyry.
Deion: Pale yellow tinged with green; a full but well-integrated wine imbued with honeydew melon, creamy fruit salad and nutty flavours, ample acidity with a delicate underlay of oak and a long, luscious finish. Cellaring potential: 5-8 years
Food Choices: This full-bodied wine is a delight savoured on its own but will complement rich fish dishes such as poached skate with mint cream sauce, Dover sole, Cicatelli pasta with fresh crab, stir-fried scallops with ginger, chicken and veal. Serve lightly chilled, 12-14°C
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay; old espalier-trained vines
Sites: Selected vineyards in the vicinity of Girlan-Schreckbichl at an altitude of approx. 400-450m. A very dry site, medium-structure morainal soils comprising sand and gravel, and cool microclimate with striking contrasts between day and night time temperatures.
Yield: 55 - 55 hl/ha
Winemaking: Grapes are pressed whole and fermentation takes place in a mixture of new and used French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation also takes place. The wine is matured on the lees for 10 months with regular battonage.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 11.00 %
yr. 2018 Falstaff:
91 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2018 on 01.07.2020 with 91 of 100 points.
yr. 2017 Falstaff:
95 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2017 on 01.06.2019 with 95 of 100 points.
yr. 2016 Falstaff:
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2016 on 01.06.2018 with 91 of 100 points.
yr. 2015 Falstaff:
92 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2015 on 01.06.2017 with 92 of 100 points.
yr. 2015 Vinum Wine Magazine:
16 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2015 on 01.03.2017 with 16 of 20 points.
yr. 2016 CellarTracker:
"CellarTracker" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2016 with 91 of 100 points.
yr. 2015 CellarTracker:
"CellarTracker" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl 'Lafoa' Chardonnay Sudtirol - Alto Adige" the vintage 2015 with 91 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.
Darbo All Natural Preserves are produced according to an old family recipe. Then as now, only the best fruits - with no added preservatives - are gently warmed and stirred. That way the natural fruit aroma is retained.
Ruby red in color; seductive aromas of cherry, raspberries, red fruits, combined with fine spicy notes and discreet roasted notes. On the palate is powerful and complex with gripping tannins and an elegant finish. This Pinot Nero has a great character, is elegant and with a lot of finesse. Intense fruit aromas blend harmoniously with silky tannins. A wine leaned on the Burgundian example, complex, refined, with a nice concentration a great cellaring potential.
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A Pinot Grigio nonpareil, as revealed by the awards which have been showered upon it