Alto Adige Sauvignon DOC KOFL


The Kofl Sauvignon unites grapes from some of the steepest slopes of Kurtatsch’s white-wine terroirs (480–650 m.a.s.l.). The Sauvignon vines are planted in calcareous alluvial soil with excellent drainage. Streams and rockfalls have carried a rich array of minerals from prehistoric and sedimentary rocks into the clayey soil. The vineyard’s proximity to the overlying mountain range guarantees a comparatively early sunset in the beginning of autumn. The katabatic winds that arise during the evening also ensure continual, natural cooling of the delicate grapes. Kofl is often tight and closed when it is young but its vigor, power and mineral backbone are clear to see. Maturation in large oak casks and stirring of the lees afford this elegant Sauvignon additional complexity and length. The hints of fruit are reminiscent of the wild aromas that the katabatic winds carry with them from the forests above: gooseberry, sage, elderberry and black currant.

Volume: 14,0% by vol.

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Production zone: Steep hillside site – Kurtatsch 500 – 600 m.a.s.l.

Soil: clayey and calcareous sand

Yield per hectare: 7000 kg

Color: Pale yellow with glints of green

Vinification: Cold maceration for three hours; temperature-constrained fermentation in stainless steel tanks – maturation on the lees in large oak barrels

Storage potential: 4-6 years

Total acidity:  6,3 g/l

Residual sugar: 2,2 g/l

Territorio Sauvignon Kofl

The Kofl Sauvingnon combines grapes from the steepest vineyards, which have chalky, pebbly soil are situated at 450 to 600 meters. The name Kofl means “mountaintop” in the Alps. The precipitous, rugged, chalky alluvial soils here have excellent drainage. Rockfalls and streams have brought a variety of primary and sedimentary rock, rich in minerals, into the soil. The nightly katabatic winds provide a continual, natural cooling of the delicate Sauvignon grapes, making this exposed site particularly suitable.

Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2017
17,5 points

90/100 points
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Gold medal
Mundus Vini 2019

Gold medal
Selection 2019

Gold medal
Mondial des Vins Extremes 2019

91/100 points
Wine Enthusiast
Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2016
93/100 points
Luca Maroni 2019

Gold medal
Mondial des Vins Extremes 2018

90/100 points
Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2015
91/100 points
Luca Maroni 2017

91/100 points
Doctor Wine 2018

Gold medal
Cervim - Mondial des Vins Extremes 2016

89/100 points- 2 stars
I Vini di Veronelli 2017

17 points

87/100 points 2017

88 - 89,99 points
The WineHunter AWARD 2017

The Drinks Business - Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016
Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2014
92/100 points
Luca Maroni 2016

2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2016

88 - 89,99 points - red award
Merano Wine Award

Silver Medal
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2016

91 points
Decanter - Panel Tasting 2016
Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2013
4 grappoli
Bibenda 2015

89/100 points
Mundus Vini 2015

89/100 points
Blindtasted by Marcus Delmonego e Andreas Larsson

Gold medal
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

Silver medal
Decanter World Wine Awards
Sauvignon Kofl DOC 2012
Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2014

Silver medal
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

4 grappoli
Bibenda 2014

Winner of variety
46th Edition "Unterlandler