The cooperative winery is located in the municipality of Cortaccia in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). It was founded in 1900. Built in 1521 Ansitz Freienfeld in the village center was until 1923 the seat of the winery. Then the present cellar building on the wine route was built. Today, the cellar of the Ansitzes is used as a barrique warehouse and wine archive and is the scene of exclusive tastings. The chairman is Andreas Kofler, the winemaker is Othmar Doná. Wine vineyard tours are also organized with a final wine tasting.
The vineyard area totals 190 hectares, of 190 members sustainable be managed. They extend - unique in Europe - From 220 to 900 meters above sea level, mostly on steep slopes. According to the French model, an ideal layer-variety vote has long been common. It will be the white wine varieties . Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) Müller-Thurgau. Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer and Goldmuskateller, as well as the red wines Lagrein, Vernatsch ( schiava ) Rosenmuskateller, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Merlot processed.
On the slopes below Kurtatsch are the best red vineyards, which are at temperatures up to 40 ° Celsius in mid-summer to the hottest locations in Italy. The Merlot grapes ripen in the steep vineyards of the Brenntal vineyard on heavy, red clay soil, which bears a great resemblance to the French area Pomerol having. Below the cliffs, the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are cultivated on loose, deep soils with a high gravel content. The reverberation of the Millawände favors an optimal physiological maturity the late-ripening Cabernet grapes. The white wine grapes grow predominantly on steep calcareous soils at lofty heights up to 900 m above sea level and benefit greatly from the cooling nocturnal fall winds.
With reduced earnings, strictly controlled cultivation and reinsortigem Expanding terroir typical Wines produced. The wines are vinified from strictly selected grapes with optimal maturity with uncompromisingly pure cellar economy. Before the bottling there is a strict taste test. The extensive product range includes more than 30 wines. There are the two lines TERROIR top line with special area btw. Layer character, certain wines only in best vintages) and SELECTION (first with reduced yields and strictly controlled growing program). Depending on the type of wine and variety is the expansion in the stainless steel tank, in the big wooden barrel or in , The premium wines include "Chardonnay Riserva Freienfeld", "Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Freienfeld", "Gewürztraminer Riserva Brenntal", "Merlot Riserva Brenntal", "Cuvée Weis Amos" and the Passito "Aruna" (Gewürztraminer, Gold Muskateller).
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