Elena Walch / Castel Ringberg & Kastelaz

Italy Alto Adige

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Elena Walch / Castel Ringberg & Kastelaz
The winery is located in the municipality of Tramin on the Wine Route (Termeno sulla Strada del Vino) in the Italian wine-growing area Südtirol (Region Trentino-Südtirol ). The traditional family bus...
Name: Elena Walch / Castel Ringberg & Kastelaz
Foundation year: 1988
Address: Address 39040 Tramin/Termeno, Italy
Growing area: Alto Adige
Vineyard: 55 ha
Wine Maker: Stefano Bolognani
Oenologist: Stefano Bolognani
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.75 L
2014 Kermesse
45.50 €
93 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Firm, deep, complex nose, ripe mixed berries and herbaceous aromas, light toasted notes, hint of hav...
0.75 L
2015 Kermesse
45.50 €
91 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Clear, polsihed nose, mixed ripe berries and some cherries, dried herbs, nutty and floral notes, lig...
0.75 L
2016 Alto Adige DOC Bianco "Beyond the Clouds"
42.00 €
92 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Fairly deep, complex nose, vegetal, herbaceous, light floral and mineral notes, partly canided citru...
0.75 L
2017 Alto Adige DOC Chardonnay Cardellino
17.45 €
89 WP - Very good
Editor note: Fairly cool nose, vegetal, herbaceous and delicate floral notes, peppery traces, citrus and pomaceou...
0.75 L
2015 Alto Adige DOC Merlot Riserva Vigna Kastelaz
37.00 €
90 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Tart nose, earthy and cedary notes, hint of tobacco, predominantly black berries, some dried herbs,...
0.75 L
2017 Alto Adige DOC Gewürztraminer Kastelaz
30.50 €
89 WP - Very good
Editor note: Floral notes on the nose, light nutty, vegetal and herbaceous notes, lychee and pomaceous fruit, hin...

The winery is located in the municipality of Tramin on the Wine Route (Termeno sulla Strada del Vino) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The traditional family business has been owned by the Walch family for several generations and today is run by Elena Walch with her two daughters Julia and Karoline. Attached is the bistro "Le verre capricieux" in the center of Tramin.

The vineyards cover a total of 60 hectares of vineyards over a span of almost 800 meters and reflect the geological and climatic versatility of South Tyrol. The two main vineyards Vigna "Castel Ringberg" and Vigna "Kastelaz" have the status Vigna, that is in Italy a geographical unit of a historically / cartographically registered vineyard. The "Vigna Kastelaz" is a south-facing steep Slope above Tramin at 360 meters above sea level on calcareous soil. Here are in high planting density of 7,500 vines / hectare varieties Gewurztraminer and Merlot cultivated with extremely low yields of 38 hl / ha.

Elena Walch - Vigna Kastelaz

The "Vigna Castel Ringberg" is located above the Lake Caldaro at 300 to 400 meters above sea level on soils from adder gravel, moraine deposits and limestone debris. Here are the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), as well as the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon and Lagrein grown. Built in 1620 by the Habsburgs, this Renaissance castle houses a grocery store, a wine shop and a barrique cellar. Also, vineyard tours are organized.

The management takes place in both vineyards according to the rules of sustainability, Depending on the variety, the yields vary between 30 and 55 hl / ha. The underground natural stone cellar was extended in 2015 by a modern fermentation cellar. The applied gravity allows an absolutely gentle processing of the grapes. Depending on the type of wine, the wines in the steel tank, in a large wooden barrel or in expanded. The premium wines include the barrique-developed white wine cuvée "Beyond the Clouds" and the red wine cuvée "Kermesse". Every year, a total of 580,000 bottles of wine are produced.

Elena Walch / Castel Ringberg & Kastelaz Region: Italy Alto Adige
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