Region: Alto Adige
Type: White Wine
The Falkenstein vineyard is a family-run winery located on the slopes of Sonnenburg Mountain in Nuturno. It started in 1989 when Franz Pratzner and his wife Bernadette decided to convert their passion to wine into their profession. Today, family traditions of winemaking are carried forward by the founders and their two daughters Magdalena and Michaela.
Work at the Falkenstein winery is mostly done manually, with very minimal use of machinery. Farming is organic and the grapes cultivated are mainly white: Riesling, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon, and only Pinot Noir for the red. The Riesling has received a multitude of awards.
Fermented and aged in acacia barrels, this wine has aromas of honey, resin and apricot. The aromas follow over to the palate along with hazelnut, finishing on both candied and bitter notes.