Pinot Bianco Barthenau Hofstätter 2018

This white wine is produced at "cru" Bartenau in the heart of Alto Adige by one of the best companies in the area. It has a strong personality, with an intense, complex and varied aroma.
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TypeWhite Wines
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige
Wine zoneAlto Adige
Appellation or VinePinot Bianco
CompositionPinot Bianco 100%
Alcoholic Content13.5
Bottle typeBorgognona
Content (cl)75
Glass typeRiesling Grand Cru
This Pinot Bianco grows in the Vigna San Michele estate at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level. The ideal position for this species of grapevine is high in the hills, where they benefit from an excellent level of sunlight and good ventilation. Hot days and cold nights are a guarantee of a high level of acidity and therefore a good ability to aged the finished product. In exceptional years the grapes grow a little mould, which is unusual in Alto Adige. After a light crushing and relative sedimentation, the must is fermented under controlled temperatures in steel barrels. It is important to avoid violent fermentation in order to the characteristic bouquet of this excellent wine. This is a Pinot Bianco with a strong personality. It is at its best after it has been laid in the bottles for six to eight months. It has an average intensity of colour, and a strong, complex, varied aroma, and has a remarkable structure. It tastes full and inviting, with great finesse. It is has a well-made body and well-balanced acidity. All in all, this wine is a cornerstone of elegance.

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

This is a very adaptable Pinot Bianco that goes with a range of dishes from antipasta to first and second courses based on fish. It is also suitable for white meat and boiled foods.

How to serve it

The wine should be served at 13 - 14 degrees centigrade in clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

This is not a wine to age for a very long time and should therefore be drunk within a maximum of three or four years of purchase. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.


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