Full yellow in colour; a deliciously intensely aromatic and floral bouquet with hints of honey and ginger and a flavour of lychees; full-bodied, luscious but dry, the opulence cut by vibrant, firm acidity. Cellaring potential: 6 – 8 years.
A great favourite at parties and for social drinking, it makes an excellent partner for Chinese and Thai cuisine, creamy Indian curries, foie-gras, duck, lobster or crayfish, as well as blue cheeses such as gorgonzola and stilton. Serve lightly chilled: 10 – 12° C.
Gewürztraminer, from vertical espalier-trained vines with approx. 5.500 plants per hectare.
Selected vineyards in the environs of Cornaiano and Appiano Monte at altitudes of 450 – 550 metres a.s.l.; gravelly, sandy and in some areas loamy with calcium carbonate deposits.
The de-stemmed, crushed grapes are cold-macerated and gently pressed. The juice ferments in stainless-steel tanks at 18° C. The young wine refines on its fine lees for 12 months and further 6 months in bottles before release.
Alcohol 14,3% Vol
Total acidity 4,6 g/l
Sugar-free dry extract 21,7 g/l
The Cornell range represents the Gran Crus of Colterenzio. Produced with the grapes cultivated in the best and oldest estate vineyards, aged in top-quality oak barriques, these wines are masterpieces of complexity and longevity.