Grapes: Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc
Region: Alto Adige, Italy
Cantina Tramin is a winemaker collective founded in 1898 and now has 310 members who follow its strict directives on the cultivation of the vines. In 2011, Cantina Tramin gained the “Double Stella” award, this is given to a winery for achieving the prestigious “3 bicchieri” 20 times, which is kind of a big deal.
The vineyard soils are made up of calcerous clay, limestone and a high presence of stone. The name of this wine refers to the stony soil in which the grapes are grown, which in the local dialect is referred to as “stoan”
The wine is fermented in large oak barrels, where partial malolactic fermentation takes place. It’s then transferred to large Austrian oak casks where it’s in constant contact with the fine lees adding texture and complexity. This wine has got it made with aromas of peach, pear, elderflower and floral notes of jasmine. Full bodied palate of pineapple, pear and mineral undertones with a deliciously long and creamy finish.