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Elena Walch - Castel Ringberg & Castelaz

The estate is located in the municipality of Tramin on the wine route (Termeno sulla Strada del Vino) in the Italian wine sector South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The traditional family business has been owned by the Walch family for several generations and is now managed by Elena Walch with her two daughters Julia and Karoline. Attached is the bistro "Le verre capricieux" in the center of Tramin.

The vineyards cover a total of 60 hectares of vines over a span of almost 800 meters and reflect the geological and climatic diversity of South Tyrol. The two most important vineyards Vigna "Castel Ringberg" and Vigna "Kastelaz" have the status Vigna, in Italy it is a geographical unit of a historically / cartographically registered vineyard. The “Vigna Kastelaz” is a south-facing one steep Slope above Tramin at 360 meters above sea level on limestone soils. The varieties are planted here with a high planting density of 7,500 vines / hectare Gewurztraminer and Merlot cultivated with extremely low yields of 38 hl / ha.

Elena Walch - Vigna Kastelaz

The "Vigna Castel Ringberg" is located above Lake Kaltern at 300 to 400 meters above sea level on soils made of limestone, moraine deposits and limestone rubble. Here are the white wines Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), as well as the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Lagrein grown. The Renaissance chateau, built by the Habsburgs in 1620, houses a wine tavern, a wine shop and a barrique cellar. Guided tours of the vineyard are also organized.

The management takes place in both vineyards according to the rules of the sustainability, Depending on the variety, the yields are between 30 and 55 hl / ha. The underground natural stone cellar was expanded in 2015 with a modern fermentation cellar. The applied gravity enables an absolutely gentle processing of the reading material. Depending on the type of wine, the wines are in steel tanks, in large wooden barrels or in Barrique expanded. The premium wines include the white wine blend "Beyond the Clouds" and the red wine blend "Kermesse". A total of 580,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.

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