Riesling Falkenstein 2019

Still white wine, medium-bodied, smooth and fragrant, with deep and floral aromas, aged for 7 months in acacia wood barrels
18.80 € 23.40 € - 20%
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Characteristics

Denomination

Alto Adige/Sudtirol DOC

Grape varieties

Riesling 100%

Category

White Wines

Region

Alto Adige (Italy)

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vinification

Fermentation at controlled temperature in barrels of acacia wood

Aging

7 months in acacia wood barrels

Production philosophy

Independent Winegrowners,

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

Decanter
2017
94 / 100
Robert Parker
2018
92 / 100
Veronelli
2019
92 / 100
Bibenda
2019
Gambero Rosso
2019
2 / 3

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
8°-10°C
Glass
Medium open goblet
Medium open goblet

Perfect for young and medium bodied white wines which don't require excessive oxygenation to open. The opening, slightly tighter than the body of the glass, favors the concentration of aromas towards the nose, enhancing the perception of aromas and limiting the dispersion

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can easily leave it in your cellar for 2-3 years

WHITE WINE RIESLING FALKENSTEIN 2019 DESCRIPTION

The Riesling grape is one of the most characteristic of the area of Naturno, in Val Venosta, where Franz Pratzner, owner of the farmhouse Falkenstein, produces its own version of this local variety, called by many as the top of the Riesling expression in the region and in the whole Italy. Only recently the activitiy of the farmhouse Falkenstein is dedicated to viticulture: previously the center of production was concentrated on the cultivation of fruits, an activity also typical of Val Venosta. Fifteen years ago Pratzner decided to start making wine from the seven hectares of vineyards surrounding the farmhouse Falkenstein, distributed between 500 and 900 meters above the sea level, with slopes that make any work quite challenging, although possible thanks to the terraces drawn with patience over time. The Riesling grapes accounts for about half of the surrounding Falkenstein vineyards, boasting optimal exposures to the south and a soil particularly rich in minerals. The wines of Falkenstein, created from a real form of heroic viticulture, wear a stylistic mark of profound expressiveness, according to a German style more than an Italian one. This Riesling is, in particular, an austere and complex wine, with a profile of great elegance and a vibrant finish with mineral hints: in every glass of this wonderful wine signed by Falkenstein returns the echo of a border territory, capable of creating products with an unmistakable identity.

Colour Straw bright yellow

Scent Wide and intense, with notes of white flowers and honey scents

Taste Deep and dynamic, with a rich texture, notes of citrus fruits accompanied by a mineral closing

producer: Falkenstein

Main wines
Riesling, Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco
Foundation year
1955
Hectares of vineyards
12
Winery-owned grapes
100%
Annual production
90.000 bt
Enologist
Franz Pratzner
Address
Via Castello, 15 - Naturno (BZ)

Perfect to drink with

  • Finger Food
  • Smoked Fish Appetizers
  • Fish Soup without Tomato
  • Fish Tartare - Carpaccio
  • Risotto with Seafood
  • Steamed fish-crustaceans
  • Sushi & Sashimi
  • Warm Fish Appetizers
  • Pasta with Fish no Tomato
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