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450 - 700 M
The spectacularly located district of Penon, with altitudes ranging between 450 and 700 meters, is characterized by cooling nighttime katabatic winds. The slopes face the east. This causes substantial ...
Discover the Pinot Grigio PENÓNER


500 - 650 M
The hamlet of Hofstatt lies above the village of Kurtatsch. Cooling fall winds in the evening provide for great temperature swings between day and night and create an ideal, breezy microclimate. The ...
Discover the Pinot Bianco HOFSTATT


800 - 900 M
This picturesque high plateau crowning the dolomite cliffs above Kurtatsch is among the highest winegrowing locations in Alto Adige. Its elevation and the southeast facing vineyards result in some of ...
Discover the Müller Thurgau GRAUN


220 - 300 M
The Brenntal location north of the village of Kurtatsch belongs among the warmest locations (up to 40°C/104°F) in Alto Adige. The vines on these steep slopes with its intensive sunshine grow ...
Discover the Merlot Riserva BRENNTAL


450 - 600 M
Kofl, in the Alpine area of German-speakers, means "mountain knoll". The proximity of these steep slopes to the westerly mountain range guarantees an early sunset. The evening fall winds provide for ...
Discover the Sauvignon KOFL


350 - 450 M
The Mazon location is one of the best-known Pinot noir locations in Italy and occupies a plateau across the valley from Kurtatsch. Here, our demanding Pinot noir vines grow on sandy, loamy ...
Discover the Pinot Nero Riserva MAZON


450 - 650 M
Not far from the Mazon vineyards is our second Pinot noir location, somewhat higher in altitude. While the soil characteristics of the two locations are similar, the location of Glen has somewhat ...
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Alto Adige Cabernet Riserva DOC 2020

About this wine

Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc were planted already shortly after our founding year of 1900 because of the southern location of Kurtatsch. The warm microclimate and porous soils promote the physiological maturity of these noble grape varieties.

Cabernet sauvignon gives KIRCHHÜGEL its fruity blackcurrants and blackberries, while Cabernet franc brings in the spicy herbal aromas (pepper and mint). A fine nerve of acidity runs through its muscular body giving it sinew and impressive stamina in the bottle. The patience of waiting will be rewarded after long bottle ageing with fascinating tertiary aromas of cedar wood and suede.
KIRCHHÜGEL: the sacred one.

Data sheet


Variety 70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Temperature controlled fermentation in rotary tanks and ageing in barriques for 12 months, followed by further ageing in large oak barrels

Alcohol 13,5 % by vol.
Total acidity 5,1 g/l
Residual sugar 1,7 g/l
Yield per hectare 60 hl
Optimum maturity 2-8 years
Method of cultivation sustainable
Bottle sizes 0,75 l


  • area
    250-350 m, south - east, hillsides and steep slopes
  • climate
    Warm microclimate, great temperature difference
  • soil
    Sand and gravel soil rich in dolomite


  • 2020
    • Falstaff
      91/100 points
    • Slow Wine
      Top Wine

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