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Pacherhof
Sylvaner Alte Reben Alto Adige Valle Isarco DOC
Alto Adige
This wine is made with 100% Sylvaner, a grape originally from Germany, which has been cultivated in Alto Adige from the early 18th Century. “Alte Reben “ literally means “old vines” in German. This Sylvaner from Pacherhof comes from a careful selection of historical low yielding vineyards, giving first level of wines that are capable of tremendous improvements with age.

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

Vineyard Location: Novacella - Valle Isarco
Orientation: South-west
Elevation: 620 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1974
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Yield/Acre: 52 Hl/Ha
Soil: Sandy and gravelly soil

Vinification
Fermentation in acacia barrels.

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: Intense nose of ripe tropical fruit, pineapple and banana with mineral notes of petrol and smoke adding an intriguing complexity and richness to the fruity core.
Flavor: Full-bodied, exceptionally elegant with a pleasant mineral aftertaste.
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 % vol
Residual Sugar: 6 g/L
Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
Production: 5,000 bottles