Peter Sölva – Amistar Rosso

Producer: Peter Sölva & Söhne
Wine: Amistar Rosso
Grape Variety: 30 % Lagrein, 30 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot
Production Zone: Grapes from several location, Caldaro, Alto Adige
Altitude: 2000 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 7 acres, 1 tons/acre
Exposure: South
Soil: The land goes from limestone to chalk and rocks
Vinification & Aging: Mechanical removal of the stems, traditional fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Must extraction of about 30 % in order to obtain an extreme ratio between must and skins. That is, more skins and much less must in order to guarantee an ideal maceration or extraction respectively for the Amistar concept. When fermentation is completed the wine is extracted from the marc, all batches of each variety are then assembled in the available quantity parts of the vintage and then stored in barrique casks for biological acid degradation for a good 2 years. Then, the wine is bottled and aged for one more year and released to the market.
Production: 600 cases
Alcohol: 14%
Description: This Edizione Rossa is a red wine cuvèe which is unequalled because of its selection from the best barriques after two years storage and then a further year of maturity in barriques. It is a creation which deliberately breaks the ranks. Its complexity in aroma and palate, and in particular, its strenght and versatility.
Food Pairing: Roast red meat, also suitable for aged cheeses
Amistar Rosso