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Pacherhof
Riesling Alto Adige Valle Isarco DOC
Alto Adige
Riesling was brought to Alto Adige in the 19th Century by Archduke Johann of Austria. In contrast to the German examples, Rieslings here are completely fermented, for the most part leaving little or no residual sugar. In the cooler region of Valle d’Isarco these wines emerge with fine peach and citrus aromas and a lively, dancing acidity.

Owner: Huber family
Website: www.pacherhof.com
Winemaker: Andreas Huber
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Riesling

Vineyard Location: Novacella - Valle Isarco
Orientation: South
Elevation: 620 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002- 2008
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 7,700 Ha
Soil: Sandy and gravelly soil

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aging Process
The wine is left to refine on noble lees for 8 months, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in French oak barrels of 20 Hl. Additional two months after bottling.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Bouquet: The nose shows an elegant structure characterized by an extremely fine fruitiness with scents of peach, pear and lemon flavors. There’s a very strong mineral component together with the white pepper note that is typical of Valle Isarco Rieslings.
Flavor: Rich, well balanced sip with a long pleasant mineral aftertaste.
Pairings: Excellent with oysters, other shellfish, Asian dishes, appetizers.

Alcohol Content: 13 % vol
Residual Sugar: 7.5 g/L
Serving Temperature: 11-13 °C
Production: 12,000 bottles