Weather / Climate
Harvest and Maturing
The Koran forbids any consumption of wine, only in paradise one dreams of it: "Resting on soft divans they look around them; full of joy they drink pure, well-sealed wine, the sentence of which is sheer musk;... a wine mixed with water from the spring Tasnim, where the lucky ones refresh themselves... and the black-eyed Huris, chaste as hidden pearls, are waiting for you as a reward for your deeds".
Ideal with asparagus dishes, onion soup, grilled and fried fish, snails or simply as an aperitif!
Among the white wines, 2020 presents itself as an good vintage on average with very nice Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The winemakers are very satisfied with the Pinot Noir and Lagrein. The Merlot and especially the Cabernet had to be harvested somewhat earlier than planned because of the weather conditions – with good but not surprisingly good qualities. The 2020 Schiava (Vernatsch) comes through as somewhat leaner than in previous years. At lower elevation locations, the 2020 harvest volumes were around five percent lower than in the previous year, and at the higher elevations, around ten percent lower. (Südtirol Wein)