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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige


ALTO ADIGE

Castelfeder
The Castelfeder Winery was founded in 1970 by A. Giovanett, who had attended the renowned wine school in San Michele all’Adige and at the founding already had extensive experience as a vintner. In 1989 the founder’s son, Günther Giovanett (born in 1958), took over the management of the winery. Continuing in the same tradition as his father, Günther still has close contact with winegrowers, careful selection of the best production areas and well-aimed cultivation of choice varietals.

Involved in every aspect of the winery: this passion for winemaking begins in the vineyard with the planting of the vines, advising and working with the winegrowers and continues through the harvest and gentle pressing of the grapes in the cellar up to the vinification of the wines and finally to their marketing. The result of this difficult but rewarding job is wine to be proud of.

Castelfeder Pinot Bianco DOC “Vom Stein”
Grapes: Pinot Bianco
Viniculture: Aged 5 months on lees in stainless tanks prior to bottling.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Greenish-yellow to bright-yellow.
Nose: Delicate fruit & floral notes with hints of mature apples.
Palate: Lively in style with balanced acidity. Perfect to pair with appetizers, asparagus, seafood, pork, or veal.

Castelfeder Pinot Bianco DOC “Vom Stein” - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Pinot Bianco DOC “Vom Stein" - Shelf Talker

Castelfeder Pinot Grigio DOC "15er"
Grapes: Pinot Grigio (vines range from 5-8 years to 50 years.) Aged 5 months on lees in tanks prior to bottling.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Radiant straw yellow with a light green sheen.
Nose: Striking notes of pear & apple.
Palate: Excellent balance gives this wine structure and strength. It is dry and smooth on the palate with a pleasant mineral aftertaste. Pair with lighter dishes or fried foods, and freshwater fish.

Castelfeder Pinot Grigio DOC "15er" - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Pinot Grigio DOC "15er" - Shelf Talker

Castelfeder Kerner Vigneti dell Dolomiti DOC "Lahn"
Grapes: Kerner
Viticulture: After a short skin contact period (4-8 hours) the grapes are pressed, decanted, and finally fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to retain classic regional qualities.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Straw yellow with green reflexes
Palate: Fresh & aromatic. This wine has a high acidity & a spicy aftertaste.

Castelfeder Kerner DOC "Lahn"- Info Sheet
Castelfeder Kerner DOC "Lahn" - Shelf Talker

Castelfeder Pinot Nero "Glener"
Grapes: Pinot Nero
Viticulture: Aged in stainless steel
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance
: Ruby red.
Nose: Fruity with traces of spice and smoke
Palate: Powerful and expressive with a pleasant tannic background

Castelfeder Pinot Nero "Glener" - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Pinot Nero "Glener" - Shelf Talker

Castelfeder Lagrein DOC "Rieder"
Grapes: Lagrein
Viticulture: Aged in stainless steel
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance
: Dark garnet red
Nose: Fresh perfume of wild berries & violets.
Palate: Harmonious & soft tannins on the palate, intense & complex. Ideal for red meats & roasts.

Castelfeder Lagrein DOC "Rieder" - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Lagrein DOC "Rieder" - Shelf Talker

 

Castelfeder Vernatsch "Breitbacher"
Grapes: Schiava 
Viticulture: Chalk, gravel and moraine soils. Pergola system in the Breitbacher vineyard.
Vinification: Stainless steel with some malolactic fermentation.
Alcohol:
12.5% vol.
Appearance: Bright ruby red
Palate: Rich with fruit- ripe cherries, strawberries, red currants, black currants & almonds. Notes of vinous character- nettles and forest floor. Rich tannins and structure yet medium to light in body.
Pairing:  Traditionally best with Speck!  Salumi, cheeses, grilled salmon, pastas and light appetizers.

Castelfeder Vernatsch "Breitbacher" - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Vernatsch "Breitbacher" - Shelf Talker


Castelfeder Burgum Novum Pinot Nero Riserva DOC
Grapes: Pinot Nero
Viticulture: Aged 18 months French oak, 6 months in bottle
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Ruby red
Nose: Red berry, vanilla
Palate: Red fruits, soft tannins, round mouth-feel.
Enjoy with chicken, game, seafood and cheeses.

Castelfeder Burgum Novum Pinot Nero Riserva DOC - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Burgum Novum Pinot Nero Riserva DOC - Shelf Talker

Castelfeder Burgum Novum Cabernet Riserva DOC

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Viticulture: Aged 18 months French oak, 6 months in bottle
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Deep garnet red
Nose: Cherries and cassis
Palate: Wild berries, black cherries with lingering finish.
Great with pork, veal, beef, poultry or cheeses.

Castelfeder Burgum Novum Cabernet Riserva DOC - Info Sheet

Castelfeder Burgum Novum Cabernet Riserva DOC - Shelf Talker


Castelfeder Burgum Novum Lagrein Riserva DOC
Grapes: Lagrein
Viticulture: Aged 15 months French oak, 5 months in bottle
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Dark red
Nose: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla & violets
Palate: Dark berry, plum with soft tannins.
Pair with chicken, game, veal or salmon.

Castelfeder Burgum Novum Lagrein Riserva DOC - Info Sheet
Castelfeder Burgum Novum Lagrein Riserva DOC - Shelf Talker


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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>



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