PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES
Schiava is a Alto Adige variety that was long underrated to the point of being almost forgotten, just like the old limekiln after which the vineyard is named. Elegant power has enabled Kalkofen to rise phoenix-like from its ashes and cast a stylish spell over the world. The wine’s versatility and grace will tempt you to drop the pearl of your soul into a glass of this nectar.
The fermentation began spontaneously in the wooden fermentation vat, with a ten-day maceration period. Following an ten month maturation period in barrique and big wood barrels.
LOCATION / SOIL
Arzenhof, hill between 250 and 390 meters above sea-level. Talus cone sloping to the southeast, with calcareous gravel, porphyry, and quartz sand (mineral components) and sufficient loam (body). Mediterranean microclimate.