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Cabernet “Istrice” Alto Adige DOC 2018

Elena Walch
Vintage: 2018
Location: South Tirol, Tramin (BZ)
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£ 32.00 £ 23.10 -28%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 30.80/lt.)
cod. 01190

The first red... you don't forget

What: The elegance and finesse of a great South Tyrolean Cabernet
Why: For its intriguing spicy scents
Perfect with: Red meats, game and mature cheeses

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Cabernet “Istrice” Alto Adige DOC 2018

Elena Walch
Vintage: 2018
Location: South Tirol, Tramin (BZ)
£ 32.00 £ 23.10 -28%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 30.80/lt.)
cod. 01190

The first red... you don't forget

What: The elegance and finesse of a great South Tyrolean Cabernet
Why: For its intriguing spicy scents
Perfect with: Red meats, game and mature cheeses

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Cabernet “Istrice” Alto Adige DOC 2018 - Elena Walch

Istrice was the first red wine produced by Elena Walch. The curious name is evocative of the "angularity" of the Cabernet Franc that was initially predominant (with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon). The wine - as the winery well explains - showed "its thorns", just like the little hedgehogs in the park of the family winery. Today, the percentages in the Istrice blend have totally changed and Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for about 90% of the total. Today, the wine has gained in elegance and finesse and continues to be one of Walch's favourite red wines. Vineyards in the area of Tramin, in the province of Bolzano, at an altitude of around 900 metres above sea level, Istrice is fermented in stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. This is followed by a long 12-month maturation in French oak barriques and bottle ageing. Brilliant garnet red, it has intriguing spicy aromas reminiscent of red berries and cherries, combined with spices such as white pepper and chocolate. In the mouth it surprises for its great sapidity. The tannic structure is precise and elegant, with a fruity and spicy density and a persistent finish.

Elena Walch is a name that needs no introduction among Italian wine lovers (and probably most of the world). Elena Walch is simply synonymous with quality wine from South Tyrol. A family-run business, Elena Walch has always been a promoter of quality and innovation. An architect by profession, Elena married the heir to one of the oldest wine families in the region and was able to introduce important modernisation concepts into the family business, which is now run by her daughters Julia and Karoline. The principle is that the wines should be a unique expression of their soil, climate and work in the vineyard. And that the vineyard should be worked according to the principles of sustainability in order to be left as a legacy for future generations. With around 60 hectares in production, including the two vineyards VIGNA Castel Ringberg in Kaltern and VIGNA Kastelaz in Tramin, Elena Walch's estate is certainly one of the most interesting wineries in South Tyrol.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeStill dry red
  • Location South Tirol
  • Grapes 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
  • Sensations The Cabernet "Istrice" has a brilliant garnet red colour, with intriguing spicy aromas reminiscent of red berries and cherries combined with seductive spices such as white pepper and chocolate. On the palate it surprises with great freshness and sapidity, a precise and elegant tannic structure together with a fruity and spicy density with a persistent finish.
  • Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with maceration of 10 days on the marc followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. Maturation for 12 months in French wooden barrels. Bottling is followed by a long refinement in the bottle.
  • Alcoholic strength 13,5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18 grades
  • GlassGran Balon / Borgogna
  • When to drink it in 8-10 years
  • Pairing Red meats, game and mature cheeses
PRODUCTION NOTES
  • Produced in Italy
  • Produced by Elena Walch - Avenue Srl via A. Hofer, 1 - 39040 Termeno (BZ)
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