A native vine of Valle Isarco, produced by the winery with the most northern vineyards of Italy, gives a white of great charm and freshness
In the history of the farm Strasserhof, the cellar with the most northern vineyards in Italy, there is a before and after, with 2003 as a watershed year.
Before, the grapes were given to the nearby winery of the Abbey of Novacella which, together with the Cantina Valle Isarco, produces most of the excellent local wine; later, with the entry into the company of Hannes Baumgartner, the farm begins to bottle with its own label and today production stands on 50 thousand bottles, for about 6.5 hectares of vineyards, which surround the farm and are planted at an altitude between 650 and 800 meters, on sand and gravel soils.
The important thermal excursions they favor the development of aromas and give wines with a strong alpine character. Hannes specialties (and the area in general) are the whites: whether it is riesling, kerner, müller thurgau, gewürztraminer, grüner veltliner or sylvaner, in the glass the pure and crystalline expression of the Isarco Valley is found intact. Difficult to choose which is the best label, but after years of tasting, I think that the wine that best represents the character of Hannes, joyful and a little shy, smiling and with an impeccable oenological preparation, is the Sylvaner, who in the cellar is declined in two versions, a more important white, born from the oldest vines and dedicated to parents, and one of the entrance, which has an easy and overwhelming drink, without giving up grace and elegance, with its fruity notes of citrus, apple yellow and banana, mixed with so much, so much freshness and flavor.
Definitely worth a visit also the farm, which dates back to 'Eleventh century and it is in a secluded and very idyllic position: thanks to some rooms in formula B & B, it is the best place for a weekend of total relaxation. In addition, between mid-September and late November, hospitality is enhanced by the Buschenschank, a classic South Tyrolean rural tavern where you can taste the törggelen, the snack / typical dinner made with dumplings, barley soup, cold cuts, sausages, chestnuts and new wine.
Why now: It is the ideal aperitif after a day on the ski slopes.
As did: after the harvest, which takes place around the middle of September, the wine matures for 7 months, 70% in steel and 30% in large oak barrels.
To combine with: risotto with vegetables, stuffed zucchini, fresh cheeses, ravioli di magro, scampi and crustaceans.
Serve it to: 8-10 ° C.
Price: 20 euro.