Weißburgunder Hofstatt pinot bianco 2016

It is now 150 years ago that the first Pinot blanc was brought from its native Burgundy to South Tyrol, where the delicate variety quickly spread throughout the entire winegrowing area. Hofstatt is a hamlet situated southwest and above the village of Kurtatsch, at an altitude of 640 meters. Cool, nightly katabatic winds create a crisp and breezy microclimate that is ideal for the variety.
Three generations ago, vineyards were dug up year after year, at one meter in depth. During this process, large stones were removed and used for building houses or dry stone walls. Granite, slate, porphyry: the walls of the oldest houses in Hofstatt are like a precise geological reflection of the soils. This rich mineral structure molds the Hofstatt Pinot blanc into an exceptional regional white wine. In its youth, it is still wild. Once the stage of maturity for consumption has been reached, however, it becomes truly enthralling, with delicate mountain apple and lemon balm. The bouquet is unobtrusive, evoking the delicate fragrance of the flowers that sprout from crevices above the tree line. A careful passage through wood lends the wine a suppler texture, which forms a harmonious union with the unbroken, fresh acidic structure.

Volume: 13,5 % by vol.

Grape variety: Pinot blanc

Production zone: Steep hillside site at 640 m.a.s.l. Kurtatsch – Hofstatt

Soil: loamy gravel

Yield per hectare: 8000 kg

Color: Sparkling green-yellow

Vinification: Temperature-constrained fermentation in stainless-steel tanks – maturation on the lees in large wooden barrels

Storage potential: 3-5 years

Total acidity:  5,9 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Territorio Pinot Bianco Hofstatt
HOFSTATT 500 - 650 m

The Hofstatt site is located in the Hofstatt district of Kurtatsch, situated above the village center at altitudes between 500 and 650 meters. The steep vineyards, calcareous subsoil with clay content and large day/night temperature differential found here create an ideal environment for making Pinot Blanc.

Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2017
92/100 points
Luca Maroni 2019
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2016
91/100 points
Luca Maroni 2018
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2015
excellent 2017
17/20 points
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2014
2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2016

Silver medal
AWC Vienna 2015

Winner of variety
Unterlandler Weinkosttage

88/100 points
Luca Maroni 2016

91 points
Decanter - Panel Tasting 2016

Bronze medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2013
89/100 points - Winner of variety
Falstaff 2014/2015

Slow Wine 2015
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2012
3 stars
Selection 2013

2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2014
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2011
88 points
Wine Enthusiast
Pinot Bianco Hofstatt DOC 2010
Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2012