Passito Bianco Mitterberg IGT ARUNA
The Aruna Passito, a white cuvée, is a prime example
of the prevailing dynamic in Kurtatsch: Gewürztraminer is considered to be one of the most difficult grapevines in the vineyard, and Moscato Giallo only develops its delicate aroma on exceptional sites.
Aruna unites these sophisticated wines at the highest level. The microclimate found in Kurtatsch, with alluvial land and lime-rich gravel, forms the basis for this premium dessert wine, in combination with intensive vineyard work. In addition, the high autumn mist from the Adige Valley favors noble rot on the berries.
After painstaking cellar work, a meditation wine with distinctive regional characteristics, fruity brilliance and remarkable longevity is born. The spectacular aroma evokes mountain apricots, pears, lavender honey and ripe exotic fruit. Through a painstaking development on the lees, Aruna takes on structure and dense juiciness. Its fruity finish is accompanied by a bracing and vibrant interplay of acidity and sugar.
Volume: 12,0 % by vol.
Grape variety: 30% Moscato Giallo – Harvest in early October, air dried; 70% Gewürztraminer – harvest in early December
Production zone: Kurtatsch: sun-exposed hill site
Soil: Stony loam and loamy sand
Yield per hectare: 3200 kg
Color: Limpid golden yellow
Vinification: Cold maceration of the must for 20 hours, then pressing and fermentation in three-year-old barriques – maturation and aging for 10 months
Storage potential: 10 - 20 years
Total acidity: 8,1 g/l
Residual sugar: 190 g/l
The Gewürztraminer vines grow in loamy, sandy soil. At altitudes ranging between 450 and 550 meters, the Gewürztraminer grapes retain lively fruit acidity. In November, stratus clouds in the mornings favor the formation of highly prized noble rot on the berries. The late harvest is carried out at the end of November or early December, depending on the year.
del' Alto Adige