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GriesserHof

Valle Isarco,
Alto Adige, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

About the producer

Paul Huber’s vineyards are located in Valle Isarco (Eisacktal), the northernmost wine region of Italy, where winemaking is surrounded by Alpine peaks and dates back to the fifteenth century. This special plot of land stands on slopes and terraces made of moraine deposits of glacial origin, extremely well-suited for the production of whites, especially Kerner and Sylvaner. Paul vinifies the best grapes coming from three different sites called Gall, Gols, and Rigger in order to make wine with character and originality. Gols, close to the Novacella Abbey and surrounding the Maso, is characterized by clay soil which gives body and aroma to his Sylvaner.

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The Rigger site in Val Riga is the best place to grow Grüner Veltliner, where the soil is sandy gravel, and vineyards reach 850 meters above sea level with a fully southern exposure. The Veltliner has freshness and acidity with aromas of white fruits and a hint of peppery notes. While Gall is the site where Kerner is grown. It's a very high site (850-900 meters above sea level) with a southeastern exposure and sandy-clayey soil. Kerner is fresh, crispy, and fruity - one of the most aromatic wines.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

Organic farming practices are utilized but the winery is not certified

Total area under vine

6 Hectares

Location of vineyards

Varna (Vahrn), Valle di Bressanone, Val Riga

Soil details

Clay soil of glacial origin. Sand and gravel are specifically found in the Rigger vineyard

In the Cellar

Fermentation practices

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, french and slavonian oak (depending on the wine)

Yeast utilized

Natural yeast, spontaneous fermentation

Filtration stabilization

Light filtration and bentonite stabilization if necessary

Fermentation & aging vessels

Fermentation and aging in stainless steel for Kerner, for the other whites aging in tonneaux on lees for about 10 months. Malolactic fermentation done.

Additional notes

Winemaker

Paul Huber

Winemaking style

Paul looks to tradition and his land to create the best expressions in his wines, he takes as hands off of an approach as possible in order to preserve character and originality.

Wines produced

kerner Doc Gall, Sylvaner Doc Gols, Veltliner Doc Rigger, Sauvignon Doc Gols, Gewurztraminer Doc Gols

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 20,000 bottles

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