Starting in 1900, cultivation of white grape varieties achieved a firmer foothold in the Eisacktal Valley.
Over the years, there was constant improvement in knowledge concerning the optimal matching of grape varieties to specific locations. At the same time, the local viticulturists and vintners developed ever greater expertise in dealing with wines that were almost exclusively pure varietals.
Considering the extremely favorable climate and mineral-rich soil, it is no surprise that wines from the Eisacktal Valley are heavily favored with awards year after year. Their varietal authenticity, clarity, and drinkability make them a genuine treat for both wine connoisseurs and occasional wine drinkers.
Seven white wines and a red wine cuvée bear the designation of origin Alto Adige Valle Isarco (South Tyrol Eisacktal Valley). The whites are Sylvaner, Müller Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Kerner and Riesling, while Klausner Leitacher, a blend of red varieties, is the only red wine to bear this designation of origin. Other wines cultivated in the Eisacktal Valley grapes are pressed under the DOC designation Alto Adige/Südtirol (Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Vernatsch, and Pinot Noir Zweigelt)
Every year, wines from the Eisacktal Valley receive numerous awards and mentions in renowned publications such as Bibenda, Antonio Galloni, Gambero Rosso, Vitae, L'Espresso, Luca Maroni, Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Slow Wine, Stephen Tanzer, Vini Veronelli, etc.
These awards attest to the ideal location of the Eisack Valley vineyards, but also to the great commitment of the local vintners and the use of modern winemaking technology, which gives our wines their character and typicality.
Ultimately, however, it is not stars, glasses, clusters, and crowns that determine which wines fall on one’s personal list of preferences.
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