The grandfather Peter Zemmer established the family wine business in 1928 in Cortina s.s.d.v. in Alto Adige - South Tyrol. Today his grandson Peter continues the family's work. At an elevation of 450 m. (1,400 ft.), the hillsides are made up of loam, chalk, and porphyry. A mixed alpine and Mediterranean climate makes for farming that can be herbicide-free, with only organic fertilizer used. In a truly sustainable effort, the winery's entire energy requirement is met with renewable energy, generated through the use of photovoltaic panels on an area of 400 square meters on the roofs of the vineyard. The best of both worlds - a family business with an eye to the future.
Stems immediately removed and grapes fermented with skin contact for a week; 70% aged in large French oak barrels/30% aged in 2-3 year old French oak barriques; wine is blended and bottle aged for 6 months; pomegranate and tart cherry aromas; tart berry, dark cherry, and baking spice flavors in a light bodied and balanced wine; cork closure; SRP $18.*Wine provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.
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