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Castel Sallegg

Wines from this producer include: Pinot Grigio DOC, Pinot Bianco DOC, Moscato Giallo DOC, Pinot Nero Riserva DOC, Schiava, Lagrein

Region: Alto Adige 

https://www.castelsallegg.it/en

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CASTEL SALLEGG Winery

The modern story of the ancient Castle Sallegg starts in 1851: Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of the Lombardy and Veneto purchased the castle and surrounding wine-growing estates in that year.  Continued ownership descended from Prince Heinrich Campofranco to the Counts von Kuenburg. The fine cellars in the castle are testament of landed gentry that has always connected castle living with wine creation.

 

Viticultural Details

The Kaltern – Preyhof vineyard is located 550 meters above sea level, has calcareous soil, porphyry gravel and more reddish Gardena Valley sandstone soil with sand mixed with lime content.  The nearby Lake Caldaro provides roundness and softness to the fruit, which is trellised using the Guyot method.

 

Pinot GRIGIO DOCG


Vinification and Maturation

This wine is 100% Pinot Grigio (various clones) and the extensive apple orchards on the estate give this wine an unmistakable unique fragrance.  The grapes are softly pressed in whole bunches and undergo static, cold, filtered settling then controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. The juice matures for approximately 4 months in high-grade steel tanks.  The wine is bottled in the Spring after the harvest and aged a minimum of 3 months before release.


Tasting Notes

Color:  classic bright yellow with tints of green

Bouquet: fresh apricots, ripe plums and slight minerality

Flavor: full bodied, rich yet fresh with crisp acidity and just a hint of lime peel

Serving Suggestions: ideal partner of fine fish dishes, seafood, vegetable dishes, salads and antipasti

Pinot Bianco DOC


Vinification and Maturation

This wine is 100% Pinot Blanco. After harvests the grapes go through low-temperature clarification and controlled cool fermentation at 15-18 degrees Celsius.  Majority of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months, where the other 5% of the wine is fermented and stored in barrique casks


Tasting Notes

Color:  pale, yellow color with light, greenish tones

Bouquet: fresh aroma of citrus, fresh hazelnuts and rip apples with undernotes of elderflower and pineapple.

Flavor: clean and fresh on the palate with a well-balanced acidity

Serving Suggestions: great with fish and seafood, pasta dishes, and vegetable dishes 

Moscato Giallo DOC

Vinification and Maturation

This wine is from 100% Moscato Giallo grapes. After harvests the grapes go through low-temperature clarification and controlled cool fermentation at 15-18 degrees Celsius.  It is aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months before being bottled.


Tasting Notes

Color:  pale, yellow color with light, greenish tones

Bouquet: hints of green apple and biscuit, orange blossom accompanied by discrete notes of citrus and mango.

Flavor: juicy, fruity and floral notes

Serving Suggestions: great with fish, salad, and vegetable dishes.  In addition, pairs excellent with hors d’oeuvres and goats cheese 

 

Pinot Nero Riserva doc


Vinification and Maturation

This wine is 100% Pinot Nero (various French clones) and the grapes for the riserva are grown on two estate owned properties using the Guyot trellising system to yield 1kg per vine. The wine is typically harvested in the middle of October.  Fermentation is controlled for approximately 2 weeks, and then completed with biological acid degradation.  By the gentle stamping of the must, colors and flavors are extracted.  The wine then rests for 16-18 months in French oak barrels before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Color: garnet red

Bouquet: a mature bouquet teases the nose from marinated fruits such as raspberry and cherry with discreet notes of vanilla and mild spices

Flavor: Leather and almonds add to the aroma and are tied in well with tannin. There is a pleasant finale with a breath of tobacco seasoning.

Serving Suggestions: This wine is an exquisite companion to firm poultry, dark meat dishes and mild cheeses.  The wine is consumed ideally between 6-8 years of the vintage.