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Pacherhof
Sylvaner Alto Adige Valle Isarco DOC
Alto Adige
Sylvaner is an ancient variety that has long been grown in Central Europe, in Transylvania. DNA fingerprinting has revealed it to be a cross between Traminer and the “hunnic” variety Österreichisch-Weiß (meaning “Austrian White”). It was introduced in Alto Adige in the early 18th Century and it is produced exclusively in Valle d’Isarco, where it gained the DOC appellation in 1975.

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

Vineyard Location: Novacella - Valle Isarco
Orientation: South
Elevation: 620 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2003- 2010
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 7.100/Ha
Yield/Acre: 70 Hl/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 in stainless steel tanks, and two months after bottling.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw-yellow.
Bouquet: Elegant nose characterized by fresh aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and banana, together with hints of exotic herbs, lemon verbena and flowers.
Flavor: The palate is dry, crispy, full, with a persistent, pure and refined finish.
Pairings: Pairs well with appetizers, asparagus recipes, grilled or boiled fish, snails. Excellent with the typical German country dishes with Speck, knödel, frittata and soups.

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 6 g/L
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
Production: 9,000 bottles