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ELENA WALCH | Elena Walch is a leading Alto Adige wine estate, in family hands, and belongs to the elite in Italian wine production, with international success. Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. Now, the responsibility for the family business is being put into the hands of the daughters, Julia and Karoline Walch, already the fifth generation.
TASTING NOTES | Light, clear straw yellow characterizes our Pinot Grigio “Castel Ringberg”. Ripe aromas of fruit, especially ripe pear, and some sage and spicy notes give distinction to the multifaceted bouquet. Elegance and harmony dominate on the palate, combined with an elegant acidity, contagious freshness and creamy fullness and concentration. The wine continues with minerals and juiciness and a long, fresh finish.
VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING | Grown exclusively on the Castel Ringberg estate,on a south-facing hillside above the picturesque Lake of Caldaro,at an altitude of 1150 feet above sea level. Soils are chalk and clay. Gentle pressing,followed by static clarification. A part ferments in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature (20C). 15% of the must ferments in French oak barriques (Allier) followed by partial malolactic fermentation.The blending occurs shortly before bottling in springtime the following year.
REVIEWS | 92 points - James Scukling, 91 points - Wine Spectator (Oct 2018 issue), 90 points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate (August 2018)