Alto Adige | Val Venosta | Naturno

The Alpine vineyards of Alto Adige/Südtirol are among the steepest and highest. It’s at these heights that the Falkenstein vineyards perch & it’s here that the Pratzner family organically farm 12 hectares of riesling, pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, and pinot noir, on terraces hewn from sandy, glacially distributed soils. A long growing season, sharp diurnals, and excellent expositions coupled with the deliberate selection of acacia for fermentation and aging of their whites all contribute to the Pratzners’ supremely incisive expressions of the mountain terroir.

Falkenstein 2016 Riesling "Alte Reben"

Franz and Bernadette planted their first riesling grapes in the “Alte Rebe” (old vine) parcel more than 30 years ago. The parcel is quite small and yields a mere 1,500 bottles a year. Grapes are hand harvested later than the other riesling parcels. Afterwards, they are processed very delicately and transferred to large acacia casks to start fermentation, remaining on the lees for 10 months. After bottling “Alte Rebe” is then cellared for a further 24 months prior to release.

  • 2016
  • Riesling
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Alto Adige
  • Val Venosta
  • South
  • Sandy clay, prehistoric rock
  • 10 months acacia cask, 2 years bottle
  • Neutral acacia cask
  • 0.8
  • 750 ml

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