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Elena Walch - Castel Ringberg & Castelaz

The winery is located in the municipality of Tramin on the Wine Route (Termeno sulla Strada del Vino) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The traditional family business has been owned by the Walch family for several generations and today is run 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 vineyards over a span of almost 800 meters and reflect the geological and climatic versatility of South Tyrol. The two main vineyards Vigna "Castel Ringberg" and Vigna "Kastelaz" have the status Vigna, that is in Italy a geographical unit of a historically / cartographically registered vineyard. The "Vigna Kastelaz" is a south-facing steep Slope above Tramin at 360 meters above sea level on calcareous soil. Here are in high planting density of 7,500 vines / hectare varieties Gewurztraminer and Merlot cultivated with extremely low yields of 38 hl / ha.

Elena Walch - Vigna Kastelaz

The "Vigna Castel Ringberg" is located above the Lake Caldaro at 300 to 400 meters above sea level on soils from adder gravel, moraine deposits and limestone debris. Here are the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), as well as the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon and Lagrein grown. Built in 1620 by the Habsburgs, this Renaissance castle houses a grocery store, a wine shop and a barrique cellar. Also, vineyard tours are organized.

The management takes place in both vineyards according to the rules of sustainability, Depending on the variety, the yields vary between 30 and 55 hl / ha. The underground natural stone cellar was extended in 2015 by a modern fermentation cellar. The applied gravity allows an absolutely gentle processing of the grapes. Depending on the type of wine, the wines in the steel tank, in a large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. The premium wines include the barrique-developed white wine cuvée "Beyond the Clouds" and the red wine cuvée "Kermesse". Every year, a total of 580,000 bottles of wine are produced.

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