Stroblhof Pinot Bianco Strahler 2015

Organic viticulture, stainless steel + 6 months in neutral cooled large barrels, indigenous yeasts, light lees aging, grown on single vineyard quartz based soils.
SKU: 2623
$24.75

Details

Details

ALTO ADIGE is none other than the German part of Italy and with that comes the enological culture that we expect from the likes of Germany and Austria. A higher focus on mono-varietal wines, clean/modern winemaking, a fetish for white varietals over reds, high acidity and the unmistakable mineral fingerprint, in this case coming from the metamorphic rock soils (quartz, granite, dolomite rock) that makeup this Alpine region's viticultural DNA. Aside from this, high altitude but loads of sunshine (300+ days a year...) guarantee great ripeness and at the same time, intense aromatics and fixed acid. This is why ALTO ADIGE has become so revered in the wine industry. Founded in 1890 and making only 3000 cases of wine, STROBLHOF is an emblematic representation of what a small family run winery and bed & breakfast is like in the region of Alto Adige (also known as Sudtirol in German...). Most of the wineries in this region are larger cooperatives, catering to the myriad of small growers with little land available. It is rare and exciting to come across an estate grown and made wine. Due to this, the terroir of Alto Adige shines thorough eve more than usual. All handled with organic viticultural practices and the most nature respectful approach, the wines of Stroblhof become a true icon of what this region is about. The PINOT BIANCO is the most widespread grape varietal in the region of Alto Adige. Falling under the umbrella DOC (appellation) of the region, the "Strahler" or in English "reflector/emitter" (named after the vineyard's exposure...) is the winery's entry level white wine. Made in stainless steel with a 6 month passage in cooled large neutral oak barrels and using indigenous yeasts & cold temperature fermentation, the wine "reflects" all the mineral, bright and searing sensations an Alto Adige DOC Pinot Bianco should have. The DOC allows for up to 15% of other varietals to be present in the wine. In this case we see a 3% of Chardonnay to add a little body and a 3% of Pinot Grigio for aromatics.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Andreas
Producer Stroblhof
Alcohol 14.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 5.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Ready now but will develop for a good 3-5 years.
Grape Variety 95% - Pinot Blanc
5% - Pinot Gris
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Trentino - Alto Adige

Region

Trentino - Alto Adige


The name Alto Adige identifies the higher (alto) part of the Adige River.

Populated since the Bronze Age, the region was subsequently inhabited by the Celts and the Etruscans and later became part of the Roman Empire in the 1st century B.C. As always, Romans colonization brought about the construction of roads and cities, aqueducts and canals as well as Roman law, in addition to the subdivision and distribution of land to locals for cultivation.

The region's traditional festivals reflect the rich ethnic mixture that characterize Alto Adige. Some traditions call on Germanic roots, while others have strong Venetian or Lombardian influences. In addition, there are still isolated communities high on the Alps, such as Luserna or the Mocheni Valley, that trace their roots back to medieval times and maintain their own unique historic traditions.

Pinot Nero (aka Pinot Noir) did not arrive until the mid-nineteenth century; now it makes up about 5% of plantings. Today the vine produces wines with good structure that resemble their cousins in Burgundy. A typical Alto Adige Pinot Nero has a rich and intense aroma of dark berries, spice and floral violet notes. Truly interesting and noteworthy wines.

Subregion

Alto Adige


Much more an extension of Austrian winegrowing than it is part of the Italian mainstream, the wines of Südtirol are produced in 52 of the 116 communities of the province. Here, winegrowing frequently shares the farmer's attention with fruit and tourism, since most of the growers have less than a single hectare under vines. For this reason, the 16 growers' co-ops are essential to the region's production, bottling some 70% of the total production.. Most vineyards are laid-out at elevations between 200 and 900 meters above sea level. Important white varieties are Chardonnay and Weissburgunder, while Spätburunder shares the red-wome stage with the fascinating and autochthonous Lagrein.