Redefining the realm of possibility.
That was our aspiration when creating TRES. In the years of best growing conditions, the three oldest and best tiny lots of our three most important varieties are harvested and vinified under the lowest yields.
Raised on red, sandy clay and gravelly Dolomite soils in the Brenntal vineyard, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon marry into an unparalleled alpine-mediterranean cuvée.
Three values, symbolized by three cypresses, and the best of three grape varieties, united in a singular wine.
These are two of the most crucial factors in the creation of our icon: so that TRES wine lovers receive their TRES at its optimal drinking maturity, we give the wine plenty of time in the barrel and in the bottle.
The grapes for this cuvée grow in our Brenntal vineyard on the steep southeastern facing slopes below the village of Kurtatsch, at elevations of 220 to 350 m above sea level. Thanks to intensive sunlight, the vineyards of this steep location are among the warmest in Alto Adige. At night, cool downslope winds from the mountains above the vineyards ensure cooling of the grapes. The great difference in day/night temperatures guarantee fresh, multi-facetted aromas and ideal acidity values. The loamy, sandy soils with stone rich in fossils are similar to those of the famous French regions of Pomerol (loam) and Medoc (gravel with clay and limestone substrate) in the Bordeaux region. These soils are ideal for giving the grapes structure and finesse.
For the production of TRES, tiny lots (sometimes as little as a few rows of vines within a vineyard) which have, over the years, shown to be especially outstanding, have been selected and separately vinified since 2015. This meticulous selection, the optimal conditions in the vineyard, the age of the grapevines and the low yields are the basis for the creation of a cuvée with alpine character, crisp fruit and distinct freshness.
TRES stands for the number “three” (from the Italian "tre"): three values, symbolized by three cypresses and the best of three grape varieties, are united in one wine. The cuvée tells of our long history and our passion for the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. It is the expression of the uncompromising kinship to our terroir, the dedication of our young and dynamic team and the down-to-earth endeavors of our members.
At the same time, the name TRES leans upon the name of "Tresner Horn" or "Corno di Tres", the highest point of the mountain range above Kurtatsch, characteristic for our area. The name stands symbolically for the high competency of our winery in red wine production and for the new icon as the highest expression of this competency. Furthermore, the mountain massif, with “Tresner Horn” as its highest point, has great influence on our terroir and our wines. The nightly downwinds streaming down from the mountain massif give TRES its alpine freshness. In this way, our kinship with the terroir is seen again in its name.
Redefining the realm of possibility was not only our aspiration in creating this wine, but also in designing its packaging. The kinship to our terroir and high appreciation for the product are visible through the label. Every bottle is hand painted using soil from the vineyards. Each edition has its own motif, the 2015 vintage showing the steep slopes of the Merlot vineyard (artist: Margit Pittschieler), the 2016 vintage shows the "Millawand", the caracteristic rock cliff below the village of Kurtatsch (artist: Carmen Maria Alber).