The Kornell assortment of white wines includes Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Lagrein making up the reds. Following controlled fermentation in steel vats, they spend between 14 and 18 months aging in barriques and oak barrels and another ten months maturing in bottles.
The family vineyards on the estate in Settequerce, at Appiano Monte and Gries near Bolzano provide the foundation for healthy grapes. The vines grow at between 270 and 550 meters above sea-level where – with more than 2,100 annual hours of sunshine and cool nights – they find optimum conditions for producing fully mature grapes.
They grow on eroded quartz-bearing porphyry soils in Settequerce and calcareous clay soils at Appiano Monte. Add to that the south- to southwest-facing slopes, and you have ideal conditions for fine wines.
Citrus fruit aromas, exotic and pome fruit.
Juicy, fruity, stimulating freshness.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Site: Caldaro, Appiano
at 270-400 m a.s.l.
Color: Pale straw yellow with golden hues
Nose: light citrus fruit aromas, exotic fruits such as pineapple and banana and light pome fruit such as apple and pear
Palate: straightforward, juicy fruit on the palate, rounded off by stimulating freshness and a pleasant salty taste on the palate
Aging potential: 5 years
Serving temperature: 10-12°C
Pairing suggestions: Porcini mushroom dumplings, salmon with parsnip puree, South Tyrolean soft cheese made from cow's milk
Intense fruit aromas, spicy note of nutmeg and dried hay flower.
Grape variety: Müller-Thurgau
at 700 m a.s.l.
Color: Pale straw yellow with greenish hues
Nose: intense fruit aromas of apple and peach, nettle and dried hay flower, hints of gooseberry and elderflower in the finish
Palate: classy and crisp with lively acidity, salty and minerally, full-bodied and inviting with a lively freshness in the finish Serving temperature: 10-12°C
Pairing suggestions: egg tagliatelle with asparagus, trout, fresh South Tyrolean goat cheese with herbs