Grapes: Chardonnay (65%), Sauvignon (20%), Pinot Bianco (10%) and Gewürztraminer (5%).Stoan combines our most important white grapes to create a harmonious and superb interpretation of Alto Adige’s bounty.
Vineyards: The vineyards for Stoan are planted between 400 – 550 meters in rocky, calcareous soils rich in minerals at the foot of the mountain range behind Tramin. Vines here are assured optimal ventilation thanks to the Ora, a wind that rises from Lake Garda in the early afternoon during the growing season.
Winemaking: The grapes were gently pressed after harvesting. Fermentation took place in large wooden casks at controlled temperatures. Malolactic fermentation also took place in large casks, where the wine remains until bottling in mid-May.
Tasting Notes: Stoan comes from the German word ‘stein’, meaning stone, and the name underscores the rocky terrain in which the vines are grown. The wine shows a clear, strawcolored, lightly golden hue. The aromas are intense yet clean and pleasant, and suggest hints of peach and elderberry, as well as exotic aromas of pineapple, pear and subtle green notes. The wine feels fresh and gentle on the palate, with great balance and lasting flavor intensity.
Food Pairing: Stoan pairs well with most starters and first courses, in addition to fish, shellfish, or even delicately flavored white meats.
Serving Temperature: 12-14° C
Aging: 7-10 years