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Zollweghof - Franz Pfeifhofer

Italy Alto Adige

Zollweghof - Franz Pfeifhofer
The winery is located in the municipality of Lana, south of Merano (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing region of Südtirol (Trentino-Südtirol region). The Zollweghof, mentioned in 1346, h...
Name: Zollweghof - Franz Pfeifhofer
Foundation year: 1935
Address: Address 39011 Lana, Italy
Growing area: Alto Adige
Vineyard: 3 ha
Owner: Franz Pfeifhofer
Wine Maker: Franz Pfeifhofer
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
Associations: Demeter
Work time:
Please call +39 335 592 2200 or +39 3349298716 (Irmgard Windegger)
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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.75 L
2018 "Granat"
87 WP - Very good
9.00 €
Editor note: Clear nose, light floral notes, red berries, nutty traces. Fairly firm, elegant, juicy, fairly cool...
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2018 Mitterberg IGT "Goldraut"
88 WP - Very good
14.90 €
Editor note: Herbaceous and some light floral notes on the nose, fairly elegant, light yellow fruit aromas, light...
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0.75 L
2018 "Bonifazius"
88 WP - Very good
9.50 €
Editor note: Tart nose, predominantly black berries and cherries, herbaceous notes, hint of juniper. Firm, youthf...
0.75 L
2017 "Bonifazius"
86 WP - Very good
Editor note: Light dried vegetal and earthy notes on the nose, hint of bacon, predominantly dark berries and a fe...
0.75 L
2018 Mitterberg IGT "Braunsberg"
86 WP - Very good
14.90 €
Editor note: Clear, firm, fresh berry nose, herbaceous and floral traces, hint of dark chocolate. Lively, youthfu...
0.75 L
2018 Extra Dry Rosé, "Swing"
83 WP - Good
10.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Säuerliche und leicht hefige Nase nach roten Beeren mit floralen Nuancen. Schlanke, süßlich-säuerlic...

The winery is located in the municipality of Lana, south of Merano (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing region of South Tyrol (Trentino-Alto Adige region). The Zollweghof, mentioned in 1346, has been family-owned since 1935. Today it is managed by Franz Pfeifhofer and his partner Irmgard Windegger. The south- and south-east facing vineyards are situated at the entrance to the Ulten Valley in the "Natura 2000 area" Gaulschlucht gorge at 450 metres above sea level. They comprise three hectares of vineyards on extremely steep slopes, which have to be worked by hand. The barren soils and the cool evening winds from the Ulten Valley give the wines freshness, intense fruitiness and minerality. Above all, PIWI varieties such as Bronner, Cabernet Cortis, Muscaris and Souvignier Gris are cultivated, as well as the autochthonous Fraueler and Versoaln varieties for reasons of tradition.

Zollweghof - Ernte Souvignier Gris für Goldraut - Ausbau in Amphoren

The cultivation has been organic since 1990 and since 2005 also biodynamic according to the rules of the organic association DEMETER. The wines are cellared and aged in the 700-year-old wine cellar of the farm. Depending on the type of wine, different containers such as tonneau, or amphora are used. The range of products includes the white wines Bronner, Fraueler, "Goldraut" (Souvignier Gris) and the cuvée "PrissLa", the rose wine "Granat", the rosé sparkling wine "Swing" produced according to the méthode charmat, as well as the red wines "Unikum", "Bonifazius" and the cuvee "Braunsberg". In total, about 20,000 bottles are produced annually at the Zollweghof, all of which are sold in direct marketing.

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