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Tröpfltalhof - IGT Alto Adige Storlond 2018 Tröpfltalhof - IGT Alto Adige Storlond 2018

Tröpfltalhof - IGT Alto Adige Storlond 2018

Storlond 2018: Ruby radiance, berry bliss, and a lingering finish

Single Bottle:

$70.00
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Type:Red

Varietal:Red Blend

Varietal Blend:Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13.5%

Region:Veneto

Country:Italy

Tasting Notes

"Staying close to nature is what I do. My only job is to recognise the right moment. For 30 years now, I've been accompanying the grapes on their way from the vineyard to the bottle. I know now: my work mainly consists of observation and ensuring healthy grapes grow in harmony with the surroundings while our farm animals complete the cycle of a lively farm ecosystem." - Andreas Dichristin, Vigneron. Storlond 2018 is a stunning ruby elixir, unveiling captivating scents of berries, plums, and cherries, intertwined with hints of pepper, sweet spices, blood oranges, and delicate balsamic notes. This full-bodied delight offers a rich, savoury experience with balanced freshness and fine tannins, crowned by exquisite minerality and a lingering finish.

Technical Info

Brand:Tropfltalhof

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:Demeter - BZ-00741-AB

Country of Origin:Italy

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Sugar Residual:1.8 g/L

Bottle Produced:8000

Drink By:2026

Wine Ageing:20 months in used large French oak barrels.

Winemaking Style:Minimal intervention

Harvest:Hand harvested in small 15kg crates first week of October.

Winemaking:After the spontaneous fermentation thanks to indigenous yeasts it remains on the skins for about 4 weeks. Ageing takes place in used barrels for about 20 months. The wine is then bottled without filtration with the use of minimal sulphites.

Viticulture:Merlot vineyard boasts lakeside exposure with rich gravel and limestone soil. Meanwhile, Cabernet Sauvignon vines (up to 30 years) sit at 300m above sea level in "Barleith," featuring southeast exposure, lake views, and dolomitic limestone gravel soil.

Food Pairing:Wagyu beef fillet with black pepper, beef roast, teppanyaki, Korean bulgogi, smoked brisket, lamb kofta, black truffle risotto, wild venison sausages

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Tropfltalhof

Tropfltalhof, or the "House of the Dripping Valley," finds its name deeply rooted in the intrinsic nature of the place. Located in the Alps gifted region of Alto Adige, Andreas Dichristin, the custodian of this sanctuary, has spent over three decades in communion with the vines, guiding them on their journey from the vineyard to the bottle. Through the years, he has come to realize that a substantial portion of his work entails the art of observation. Biodynamics, to him, is more than a method of cultivation; it's a holistic evolution of the farmer and his estate, or "Maso." In this intricate system, man assumes a role as an integral, non-dominant part of the grand tapestry of nature. The essence of Andreas's quest is a wine infused with vibrant energy. To achieve this, he understands the paramount importance of allowing nature to take center stage, letting it unfold its narrative and revealing its secrets. In every bottle from Tropfltalhof, nature's story is told, a tale of authenticity, vitality, and a profound connection to the land.

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