Comets flash by, leave a trail, and burn out. Some last for years, others just a few seconds. They leave an impression and can light a path to guide us in what we do every day. Our Comets are all about the joy of experimenting, a desire to innovate, and getting to know our limits in order to learn from them. Each of our Comets is unique, just like a fingerprint, and the labels on every single bottle have been made by hand: the tail of a comet painted on with a finger.
MUS · XX is our Pet Nat, made from 2/3 Moscato Giallo and 1/3 Müller-Thurgau, partially vinified on the whole bunch. Two grape varieties that we want to reinterpret and understand even better.
PARDON MY FRENCH
We planted Chenin Blanc in the warm Bassa Atesina in the 80s as a variety with good acidity. Today we are still convinced of the good acid structure of the grape variety. Chenin Blanc is an important component of our Casòn Bianco. The comet CHE ∙ XVIII shows the variety in its pure form.
AM I YOUR TYPE?
Does Silvaner still taste like Silvaner when it has been vinified on the whole bunch for several weeks or does it lose its typicity? What is typicity? For the first time, we bottle a single-varietal Silvaner to delve deeper into this grape variety.
The Silvaner grapes come from a vineyard in Valle Isacro that is up to 60 years old. The old vine produces a very young wine, which perfectly reflects the terroir. We are curious to see how the wine will age in the bottle.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME!
With this Comet, we want to value a native grape variety that has almost been forgotten.
A few years ago we replanted this grape variety in our vineyards, using the shoots and DNA of the ancient and probably biggest vine in the world: the vine that has been unfolding at Katzenzunge Castle for over 360 years.
DIMMI QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO
This Comet is our 2016 AM SAND Gewürztraminer. However, instead of aging in the bottle, we have given it time in a special wood, acacia, where it could mature over two years. ASA · XVI is characterized by this acacia wood and its impressive reductiveness.
This Comet is an example for us of how we can achieve drinkability and freshness even with tannin-rich and "heavy" grape varieties. We have reinterpreted the LAgrein variety, typical of South Tyrol, and created a light, juicy comet. The must had a short contact with the berry skins and was drawn off after a short time (SAIgnée procedure).
CHEERS TO THE BEST YEARS!
The Schiava variety (in German: VerNATSCH) is part of the culture of Alto Adige and an important red wine variety of the region. It is often too hastily dismissed as being too simple and often gets too little time in the cellar.
This Schiava had time to develop. NATSCH4 is a vintage blend of the four vintages 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The grapes of the wines derive from the oldest parcel of our Schiava site RÖMIGBERG. The four wines were vinified for different lengths of time on the skins and whole bunch.