The cooperative winery is located in the municipality of Kurtatsch (Cortaccia) in the Italian wine sector South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). It was founded in 1900. The Freienfeld residence, built in 1521 in the village center, was the headquarters of the winery until 1923. Then today's cellar building was built on the wine route. Today the cellar of the residence is used as a barrel storage and wine archive and is the scene of exclusive tastings. Andreas Kofler acts as chairman, Othmar Doná is responsible as cellar master. Vineyard walks are also organized with a final wine tasting.
The vineyards cover 190 hectares of vineyards by 190 members sustainable are managed. They extend - unique in Europe - from 220 to 900 meters above sea level mostly on steep slopes. According to the French model, ideal layer-variety coordination has long been common. It will be the white varieties Pinot Blanc. Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) Müller-Thurgau. Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer and Goldmuskateller, as well as the red wine varieties Lagrein, Vernatsch ( schiava ) Rosenmuskateller, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Merlot processed.
On the slopes below Kurtatsch are the best red vineyards, which with temperatures up to 40 ° Celsius in midsummer are among the hottest in Italy. The Merlot grapes ripen in the steeply sloping vineyards of the Brenntal location on heavy, red clay soil, which is very similar to the French area Pomerol having. The varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are cultivated below the cliffs on loose, deep soils with a high proportion of gravel. The heat of the Milla walls favors an optimal one physiological maturity the late ripening Cabernet grapes. The white wine grapes grow mainly on steep, calcareous soils at lofty heights up to 900 m above sea level and benefit greatly from the cooling nightly fall winds.
With reduced earnings, strictly controlled cultivation and reinsortigem Expansion terroir typical Wines produced. The wines are vinified from strictly selected grapes with optimal ripeness and uncompromisingly pure cellar management. Before the bottling there is a strict taste test. The extensive product range includes over 30 wines. There are the two lines TERROIR top line with a special area btw. Location character, certain wines only in the best vintages) and SELECTION (first selection with reduced yields and strictly controlled cultivation program). Depending on the type and type of wine, it is aged in the stainless steel tank, in the large wooden barrel or in Barrique, The premium wines include "Chardonnay Riserva Freienfeld", "Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Freienfeld", "Gewürztraminer Riserva Brenntal", "Merlot Riserva Brenntal", "Cuvée Weis Amos" and the Passito "Aruna" (Gewürztraminer, Goldmuskateller).