Castel Sallegg Gewurztraminer Lotterbrunnen 2014



Winery :Castel Sallegg

The history of Sallegg Castle dates back to 1851 when surrounding properties with vineyards that had been acquired by Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of Lombardy and the Veneto, were inherited by the Von Kuenburg Counts through Prince Enrico di Campofranco. The cellars, located inside the castle, bear witness to a countrified aristocratic family for whom life in the castle went hand in hand with vineyards and the wine-making process.

Location :Caldaro - Bolzano - Alto Adige

Name :D.O.C. Alto Adige Gewurztraminer

Grapes :100% Traminer Aromatico

Alcohol :14,5 % Vol.

Vinification :The grapes are grown on land with crystalline limestone pebbles and reddish grains of sandstone from the Val Gardena, mixed with sand. After harvesting they are left to macerate at a cool temperature for around 4-6 hours before spending 4 months in steel vats over fine lees after which the wine is bottled and left to age for a few more months in the cellar.

Tasting Notes :This wine is pale yellow with slightly green reflections and the stand out notes are of exotic fruit, although the finish is mentholated. The flavoursome freshness on the palate is balanced by its soft elements that provide a long-lasting and pleasant finish.