GRAPE VARIETY: Müller Thurgau
VINEYARD LOCATION: Kurtatsch (Penon, Hofstatt, and Graun)
CHARACTERISTICS: An aromatic, light white wine
COLOR: Greenish-yellow to straw yellow
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: As an aperitif, or with grilled or fried shellfish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-11° C. (50-52° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: Müller Thurgau (a hybrid of Riesling and Madeleine Royal crossed in 1882 in Geisenheim, Germany) came to Alto Adige in the first decades of the twentieth century, where it is among the lively, quaffable, lightly aromatic white wines. A pleasant tone of nutmeg that varies in intensity depending upon the vineyard location is typical of the variety. The Müller Thurgau zones around Kurtatsch are found for the most part on exposed mountain slopes (Penon, Hofstatt, and Graun - up to 900 m./3,000 ft.) where the large temperature differences between day and night lend the grapes a distinct aroma. This wine, which is both spicy and lively, is reminiscent of a freshly mown Alpine meadow. The high mountain acidity is harmoniously interwoven with the fruitiness, yielding flavors of yellow peaches, honey, nutmeg blossoms, hazelnuts, and peach blossom tea.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 10.50 %
The Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important winegrowing cooperatives in South Tyrol and is located in the small municipality of Kurtatsch in the heart of the Überetsch region. The history of the winery goes back to 1900, when a few local winegrowers joined forces to produce wine together.
Today, the Kurtatsch Winery has around 200 members who cultivate over 20 different grape varieties on a total of around 190 hectares of vineyards. The winery relies on sustainable cultivation of the vineyards, which is supported by the use of modern technologies and careful manual work by the winegrowers.
The result is wines of the highest quality that regularly win awards at national and international competitions. The Kurtatsch winery is particularly well known for its white wines, first and foremost the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay and the Gewürztraminer. But also the red wines of the winery, such as the Lagrein or the Vernatsch, convince with their intensity and their balanced structure.
In addition to the high quality of its wines, the Kurtatsch Winery also stands out for its innovative strength. For example, it received an award for its "Cold Cellar" project, which significantly reduced the winery's energy consumption with the help of solar panels and geothermal energy.
All in all, the Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important addresses for wines South Tyrol and stands for a successful combination of tradition and modernity, manual work and technology, as well as quality and sustainability.
well-bodied withe wine, smooth and long life, COLOUR: ranging green to pale yellow, NOSE: fruity, with hints of apple, pear and banana, TASTE: full, deep, pleasantly acidic, persistent finish.