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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 ...
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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 Merlot Cabernet DOC 2021
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About this wine

In our Cuvée SOMA (ancient Greek for body), we have united the warmest vineyards from the lowermost slopes of Cantina Kurtatsch. The vineyard lots on sandy, loamy soil are ideal for growing noble Bordeaux varieties because of the geographic location of the village in the southernmost part of Alto Adige.

These varieties were planted in Kurtatsch already at the beginning of the 20th century. In SOMA, Merlot, with its fruitiness, sets the pace, while Cabernet franc und Cabernet sauvignon lend it spiciness, elegance and depth. In the nose, aromas of cherries, blackberries and prunes dominate. On the palate, the presence of tannins give the round body additional balance and form the basis for longer bottle ageing.
SOMA: the sensuous one.

Data sheet


Variety 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Controlled temperature fermentation in rotary tanks and ageing in barriques for 12 months, followed by ageing in large oak barrels

Alcohol 14,0 % by vol.
Total acidity 5,3 g/l
Residual sugar 1,7 g/l
Yield per hectare 50 hl
Optimum maturity 3-10 years
Method of cultivation sustainable
Bottle sizes 0,75 l, 1,5 l, 3 l & 5 l


  • area
    220-250 m a.s.l., south - east, slope
  • climate
    Very warm microclimate with temperatures up to 40°C (104°F)
  • soil
    Sandy - loamy soil with dolomite and clay minerals


  • 2021
    • Wein Plus
      90/100 points
  • 2020
    • Falstaff
      92/100 points
  • 2019
    • Wein Plus
      90 points excellent
    • I Vini di Veronelli
      3 stars - 90 points
    • Vinum
      90/100 points
    • Falstaff
      92/100 points
  • 2018
      16,5+ points
    • Mundus Vini
      Gold medal
    • Falstaff
      92/100 points
    • Decanter World Wine Awards
      90/100 points
    • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Città del Vino
      SIlver medal
  • 2014
    • Wein Plus
    • Luca Maroni
      92/100 points
  • 2013
    • I Vini di Veronelli
      92/100 points - 3 stars
    • Berliner Weinführer
      Outstanding wine
    • I Vini di Veronelli
      92/100 points
  • 2011
    • Berliner Weinführer
      Very good wine

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