Trentino Traminer Aromatico D.O.C.
Available in cases of 6, 750 ml bottles.
This grape, almost certainly originally from South Tyrol and also called Gewürztraminer, is one of the great aromatic varieties which requires hilly terrain and full sunlight in order to grow. Cantine Monfort’s vineyards are located in Valsugana valley, near Cirè di Pergine, at 500 metres a.s.l.. Facing south they receive sun for most of the day and are cultivated in the simple Trentino style pergola planted out at 2.8/9 x 0.8 m.
Morphological characteristics of the vine
Shooting very early; mid flowering; mid colour darkening; maturing 3rd period; normal grafting; Leaf small, pentagonal, rounded; upper leaf surface glabrous, dark green, opaque bullate; under leaf surface arachnoid greygreen, green coloured marked nervations, partially red at the base. Cluster small, compact, short, occasionally winged with 1-2 wings; cone shaped stalk. Grape berries average spherical, a little long, regular; skin pruinose, a little thick, amber red coloured; juice colourless; pulp fleshy with an aromatic flavour; grape-seed 2-3, medium, globular.
Great attention is dedicated to the choice of harvesting time in order to maximise the transfer of aroma during cold fermentation. Supervised fermentation with maximum temperatures of 18° C after which the wine is left on its' fine lees for 2-3 weeks. Brief refining in stainless steel vats and subsequent maturing in bottle for several months.
Colour: pale yellow tending towards golden.
Bouquet: intensely aromatic and spicy with a hint of rose and yellow peach.
Palate: warm, soft and balanced with a persistent finish and a great body.
Seafood, spicy dishes, white meat and with the cheeseboard.Ideal with Asian cooking and also excellent as an aperitif.