Cabernet Sauvignon Hofstätter 2016

This red wine, produced in the heart of Alto Adige by one of the best companies in the area, is characterised by ripe tannins, spicy wood and sweet black fruits aroma leading to a monumental finish
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WineryHofstätter
BioNo
TypeRed Wines
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige
Wine zoneAlto Adige
Appellation or VineCabernet Sauvignon
CompositionCabernet Sauvignon 100%
Year2016
Alcoholic Content13
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
This wine is the valued result of a careful and exclusive selection of Cabernet Sauvignon variety grapes. The grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before a brief maceration period and subsequent fermentation lasting approximatly 10 days. During fermentation the skins are kept in continuous contact with the must through punching them down as they rise to the surface. Towards the end of the fermentation the temperature is allowed to rise in order to extract the maximum of colour and flavour. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic red wine to accompany substantial, hearty meat dishes. Extremely deep and concentrated, dark ruby in colour, it is spicy and assertive on the nose, lightly herbaceous it opens up in the glass, building incrementally in the mouth with ripe tannins, spicy wood and sweet black fruits leading to a monumental finish underpinned by its tannic structure. This Cabernet is a nicely evolved wine and already delicious, but with the depth of fruit and tannin to age.

The producer

For a century, the name Hofstatter has been associated by connoisseurs with a producer of excellent wines in Alto Adige. It was Josef Hofstatter who laid the foundations on which the company has been built. He was actually a blacksmith, but he also produced home-made wine for his wife, Maria. Producing home-made wine was, in fact, quite common at the time. His love of wine came from these origins. It was not long before he abandoned his profession to dedicate himself with passion, talent and common sense to wine-making. And so, before long Josef Hofstatter wines became famous in Italy and abroad with a client base that gets larger year by year. After the death of Josef in 1942, the company passed on to his descendant Konrad Oberhofer and his wife, Luise. Konrad Oberhofer was perfectly aware of the potential of the family's vines. He was one of the first in Alto Adige to begin harvesting and making-wine separately, vine by vine, and to put these wines on the market, not as an anonymous product, but as wine with different denominations (the "Crus"). In 1959 Konrad's daughter, Sieglinde, married the wine-maker Paolo Foradori, whose family had been successfully dedicated to wine-making at Mazon near Egna for decades. With this marriage the best vineyards in Bassa Atesina were united. Termeno and Mazon therefore became the foundations on which, today more than ever, the company and the family stand. Management of the vineyards and the cellars has now been passed on to the fourth generation, Martin Foradori, whose young man's impulses and desire for innovation draw on nearly a century of experience.

Best with

Beef and lamb, game, venison and mature cheeses.

How to serve it

The wine should be served at 18 degrees centigrade in clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

If kept well, this wine has an average conservation period of five to six years. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.

Reviews

Non CabReview by John
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Its hard to describe this different cab. The description on the website mentions wood and yes it has this smokey woody taste but I cant find the fruit and its very dry .
Not to my taste but I tried and Italian Cab and Merlot from this maker and they both fell short. Looking for that dark colour with plums and chocolat to harsh for me but maybe I`m in the wrong part of the world for CAB . (Posted on 8/11/2017)

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