Beautiful gift box made of solid fir wood containing 3 bottles of Lafoà:
1 Chardonnay 2016
1 Gewürztraminer 2015
1 Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The Linea Lafòa represents the excellence labeled Colterenzio, a wine made from grapes from selected vineyards in the Cornaiano area, which, thanks to the care, passion and refinement in barriques, transforms into immemorial tastes.
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|Grape||chardonnay, gewürztraminer, sauvignon blanc|
|Designation||Alto Adige DOC|
|Alcohol Content||13,5% vol., 14% vol., 15% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Food matches||White Meat, Pasta, Fish plates, Seafood & Shellfish, Rice & Risotto, Asian Food, Young Cheese|
|Service temperature||10° - 12° C.|
|Suggested glass||Calyx thin long-stemmed|
|Awards||Gambero Rosso 3 Glasses, Vitae 4 Vines|
Lafóa: from a pilot vineyard to excellent wines
Lafóa is a byword for the beginning of the Alto Adige quality initiative and the pioneering work of the Cantina Colterenzio in the 1980s. At the time, the wine pioneer Luis Raifer not only planted new grape varieties on his vineyard named Lafóa, but at the same time introduced new quality standards: less yield for better grapes and better wines. It was exactly on this pilot vineyard that the “Lafóa idea” was born: the introduction of new quality standards that until this very day meet with the winegrowers and staff of Cantina Colterenzio. Lafóa stands for full-bodied white and red wines that are nonetheless very elegant and have great aging potential.
Those familiar with wine in Alto Adige would inevitably have heard references to Luis Raifer, a pioneer in promoting authentic and prestigious grape-growing in the region since 1979. His motto "back to the origins" clearly states Colterenzio's focus throughout the years, referring to the typical and unique characteristic of each grape variety. His son Wolfgang has been implementing this philosophy since 2005. He joined the company as winemaker first, then turned to the export sales department and has been the CEO since 2010. He now explores market trends together with Max Niedermayr (Chairman), Martin Lemayr (Winemaker), Hubert Dorfmann (Accounting) and Letizia Pasini (Export Manager), investigating possibilities for the global expansion of the Colterenzio brand.
Terroir indicates the unification of natural environment and agricultural tradition of a region which lead a wine to be unique.
Alto Adige is a region of contrasts: the point where northern and southern Europe meet, Germans and Italians, snow-covered mountains and fruitful valleys, Alpine and Mediterranean climates a unique region with authentic features, managed in harmony to produce wines that express the notable character of this territory.
Colterenzio is located in Cornaiano, one of the several picturesque villages nestled among the vineyards in an area of cool, rolling vine-covered hills, south of Bolzano. On these hills, crafted and smoothed by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Colterenzio procured the ideal location for planting its vines. The growing area includes vineyards located between 250 and 550 m a.s.l. and boasts a large spectrum of different varieties, soil compositions, micro-climates and ripening phases. Specific to this area: protection by the Alps, significant difference in day-night temperatures during the ripening phase, 1800 hours of sun/year, and consistent aeration from Lake Garda. The resulting wines unite crisp, Alpine fragrance with Mediterranean spice and warmth.
To produce top-class grapes, the vine has to respect the ecosystem and be in perfect balance with it. The sustainable viticulture and the quality control system in place at Colterenzio, are carried out at different levels:
The new Cellar
The natural law of gravity lies at the heart of the new grape processing facility, opened between the 2009 and 2010 harvests as the culmination of long preliminary work and detailed planning.
In the ultra-modern tower structure, ripe and healthy grapes from our 300 wine-growing families are carefully processed to produce premium wines. The handpicked grapes are delivered in open, 200 kg crates, ideal for transport, and sent by means of gravity to the de-stemming and pressing machines on the floor below. All red wine grape varieties are de-stemmed, softly pressed and sent directly to the fermenting tanks. White grapes, according to their varietal, are either de-stemmed and pressed or just sent directly, with the means of gravity, to the press machines in the lower level.
The new, innovative membrane press machines, softly and slowly process the grapes, applying the use of nitrogen, for the aromatic grape varieties in particular, to protect the grapes from oxidation and to retain and preserve aromatics and flavors contained in the skin. The resulting wines are more intense and more aromatic and even after long cellaring, the aromas are pronounced and distinctive for their variety.
With the new cellar, the goal is to use modern stainless steel tanks for both the winemaking and the ageing process of our wines, in order to preserve the high quality, resulting from the hard and passionate work, carried out in the vineyard.
The Gewürztraminer, Lafòa Range, represents the excellence labeled of Colterenzio, a wine made with grapes from selected vineyards in the Cornaiano area, which thanks to the care, passion and refinement in barriques turns into extremely complex and longeving tastes. It is obtained from pure Gewürztraminer grapes, picked and picked only by hand.
The Sauvignon Blanc, Lafòa Range, represents the outstanding quality of Colterenzio, a wine made with grapes from selected vineyards in the Cornaiano area, characterized by an unmistakable style, all played on a delicate balance between fruit and acidity. An unforgettable white wine.
The Chardonnay, Lafòa Range, represents the excellence labeled of Colterenzio, a wine made with grapes from selected vineyards in the Cornaiano area which, thanks to its care, passion and refinement in barriques, turns into extremely complex and long-lasting tastes. A unique white, fine and harmonious.