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Strasserhof
Sylvaner Valle Isarco DOC
Alto Adige

One of the most historic wines in the Valle Isarco, Sylvaner’s origins can possibly be traced back to the 1600s. This vine is vigorous and productive, with three-lobed leaves. The bunches are small and cylindrical, with medium green berries that ripen quickly. The grapes require the perfect orientation, climate and altitude to produce a high quality wine. Sylvaner can also found in Germany and Alsace. 

While Strasserhof is one of the oldest farms in Valle Isarco, the style of this wine is very modern with a fresh, lively character and good acidity.


Owner: Johann Baumgartner
Website: www.strasserhof.info
Winemaker: Hannes Baumgartner
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Sylvaner

Vineyard Location: Valle Isarco, South Tyrol
Orientation: South west
Elevation: 2,100 ft
Trellising: Espalier

Vinification
Fermentation done at a controlled temperature of 64°F in 75% stainless steel tanks and 25% big oak barrels for 3 weeks

Aging Process
7 months in 75% stainless steel tanks and 25% big oak barrels; 1 month in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Pale straw yellow with golden emerald highlights
Bouquet: Elegant, fresh bouquet on the nose with aromas of citrus fruits, apple and banana
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh, soft, well-balanced, with a decisive minerality and a long fruity finish
Pairings: Perfect for prosciutto, pastas with vegetable based sauces, oven baked fish, poultry and goat cheese

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 7,000 bottles