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 Weissburgunder

This classic weissburgunder is characterized by pronounced acidity and striking freshness. Dense clusters are hand harvested in the second half of September. They are then transferred to large acacia casks to start fermentation, remaining on the lees for 10 months. After bottling, the wine is cellared for a further 12 months, allowing it to mature and fully develop its characteristic aromas.

  • 2016
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Italy
  • Alto Adige
  • Val Venosta
  • South
  • Sandy clay, prehistoric rock
  • 10 months neutral acacia cask, 1 year bottle
  • Neutral acacia cask
  • 0.6
  • 750 ml

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