• Vinschgauer Weißburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Vinschgauer Weißburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Sparkling light yellow with green reflexes. Clear, very wide scent of apple, citrus, meadow herbs and some pear fruit, rich on the palate and with a tight freshness and invigorating fruit acidity that is powerful for the high altitudes of the Vinschgau Valley. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw yellow. Elegant and inviting nose, marked by cool minerality, delicate flint, light smoke, then delicate quince and golden apple. On the palate very juicy, mineral, with many layers and pressure, brilliant progression, salty in the final." Falstaff

      "Franz Pratzner's Falkenstein 2018 Alto Adige Valle Venosta Pinot Bianco is luminous, light and packed with authentic Northern Italian character. These wines from Alto Adige, especially the Pinot Bianco grape, show a vivid level of brilliance and focused aromatic intensity that is something to behold. You get crisp notes of pear, melon, citrus and crushed stone. The wine is light and fresh, yet the finish is long and polished. Dial up some raw oysters for this one. The wine offers terrific value." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170118 · 0,75 l · 21,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      16,47 €
    • Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Bright straw yellow with sparkling shimmer. In the fragrance noble nuances of flintstone, has a mineral effect with beautiful citrus and gooseberry notes. Also on the palate there is a mineral touch, in addition a beautiful precision and juiciness, in the final again fresh and slightly salty. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, intense straw yellow. Initially slightly closed on the nose, it opens on salty-mineral notes of flint and match, candied lemon frames the nose. In the drink smooth and fine, with discreet creaminess it runs over the tongue, lively and vibrating until the final, drinks well". Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170317 · 0,75 l · 23,39 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,01 €17,54 €
    • Vinschgauer Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2019

      Vinschgauer Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2019

      Dry warmth during the day and refreshing cooling at night - ideal conditions for a Gewürztraminer, which at the Falkenstein Winery appears slimmer and fresher than is otherwise known from South Tyrol. Brilliant yellow. In the bouquet ripe, but never exuberant aromas of dried fruit, honey, some rose scent. Medium-weight on the palate and, due to its relatively low residual sweetness, extremely drinkable. The long fermentation on the natural yeasts ensures a balanced and slender appearance. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,38 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170819 · 0,75 l · 25,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,20 €
    • Vinschgauer Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Vinschgauer Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Dry warmth during the day and refreshing cooling at night - ideal conditions for a Gewürztraminer that appears slimmer and fresher at the Falkenstein Winery than is otherwise known from South Tyrol. Bright yellow. In the bouquet ripe, but never exuberant aromas of dried fruit, honey, some rose fragrance. On the palate medium weighty and due to its relatively low residual sweetness extremely animating to drink. The long fermentation on the natural yeasts ensures a balanced and slim appearance. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170818 · 0,75 l · 25,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      19,20 €
    • Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Bright straw yellow with a sparkling shimmer. In the fragrance noble nuances of flint stone, has a mineral effect with beautiful citrus and gooseberry notes. On the palate then discreetly creamy and round, in addition a beautiful precision and juiciness, the final pleasantly fresh and slightly salty. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant bright greenish yellow. Retains in the nose a little bit, with some grapefruit and a hint of minerality. On the palate with racy acidity, beautiful cool fruit, appears firm and straightforward, juicy in its approach and development, shows slightly salty notes in the finish." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,54 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,71 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170318 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • Vinschgauer Blauburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2016

      Vinschgauer Blauburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2016

      Bright ruby red with a bright edge. The bouquet is very precise of blackberries, raspberries and spices. On the palate it is light and lively, with an elegant and deep fruity component, accompanied by a delicate bitter note. A very elegant and medium-weight Pinot Nero with good ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby red with brightening rim. In the nose medium expressiveness, delicate berry fruit, minimal vegetal, fine spicy. Deep on the palate and carried by fine tannins, it opens very juicy and with a vibrant body, mineral, should absolutely lie something else". Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12/7 months barrique/Stainless steel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01172116 · 0,75 l · 28,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,35 €
    • "Private Reserve" Vinschgauer Weißburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2012

      “Private Reserve” Vinschgauer Weißburgunder Alto Adige DOC 2012

      The Pratzner family retains several hundred bottles of each good vintage, which are then matured for another 6 years in the cellar. These refined wines are then sold in small quantities as "Private Reserve" to selected retailers and the gastronomy industry, thus demonstrating the impressive maturing potential of the wines matured on fine yeast for 10 months.

      Medium strong light yellow. Complex nose of pome fruit and lychee, the further 6 years in the bottle have given the wine a wonderful fullness and depth. We are enthusiastic about the freshness and power that this Riserva radiates today. In the final an animating minerality with a pleasantly smoky component. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170212 · 0,75 l · 28,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      21,35 €
    • "Private Reserve" Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2012

      “Private Reserve” Vinschgauer Sauvignon Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2012

      The Pratzner family retains several hundred bottles of each good vintage, which are then matured for another 6 years in the cellar. These refined wines are then sold in small quantities as "Private Reserve" to selected retailers and the gastronomy industry, thus demonstrating the impressive maturing potential of the wines matured on fine yeast for 10 months.

      Strong straw yellow. Intense bouquet of gooseberries with a restrained peppery note. Full and juicy on the palate with grapefruit, citrus and an interesting stimulating spice. With an almost youthful freshness and juiciness, this multi-layered Riserva also glides into a wonderfully long, mineral finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170412 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      22,32 €
    • Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Riesling is the speciality of the Pratzner family: bright straw yellow with golden reflections. Subtle nose of flint, some lime, white flowers and with salty hints. On the palate, a precise acidity that vibrates finely on the tongue, then pulls the wine taut and fresh into the long, juicy final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich lemon yellow. Shy, albeit multi-layered nose, of wet stone, candied lemon, dark minerality, reverberation of flowers, also white peach. On the palate mainly salty and juicy, racy acidity, very precise, with salty melt, with pressure, dry finish." Falstaff

      "If you've got your hands on some fresh crab meat or other catch of the day, you'll want to reach for this beautiful wine. The Falkenstein 2018 Alto Adige Valle Venosta Riesling reveals chalky lemon notes, tropical fruit, toasted nut and just a touch of the petroleum that is often associated with this elegant grape. The wine shows exacting varietal purity, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on the orange zest and citrusy notes that I associate with Riesling from the far north of Italy. Crushed mineral and chalk play supporting roles." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170518 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Private Reserve" Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2013

      “Private Reserve” Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2013

      The Pratzner family holds back a few hundred bottles of each good vintage, which then mature in the cellar for another 6 years. She then brings these refined wines in small editions as "Private Reserve" to the selected trade and gastronomy, thus proving the impressive ageing potential of her 10 months of wines matured on fine yeast. Sparkling, intense straw yellow. Interwoven and dense nose of juicy yellow vineyard peach, with hints of apricot and balm. On the palate very convincing fruit-acid play with much tension and depth, in the finish an impressive minerality. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2012 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170613 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • "Alte Rebe" Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2016

      “Alte Rebe” Vinschgauer Riesling Alto Adige DOC 2016

      Franz and Bernadette Pratzner planted their first Riesling grapes more than 30 years ago. The small plot results in just 1,500 bottles per year. The primary rock soil, the dry warmth during the day and the cool nights offer excellent conditions for the Vinschgauer Riesling to thrive in a steep southern location between 550 and 900 metres.

      Brilliant golden yellow. Aromas of peach and apple combine in the bouquet with a well dosed portion of minerality. On the palate complex and multi-layered with yellow fruits, spices and lime. The harmonious overall picture of this exceptional wine is framed by a vibrant acidity and beautiful freshness, which will ensure a long life and further refinement in the bottle. Blessed is the one who can get hold of a few bottles of it! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months acacia wood barrel on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01170716 · 0,75 l · 45,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      34,02 €
    About the winemakers
    Winery Falkenstein
    Trentino-South Tyrol
    Winery Falkenstein

    Winery with view. One looks far down into the valley at Naturns in Vinschgau. Tiny the houses, the Adige meanders like a narrow blue-green band under the towering, mostly snow-covered mountains. As beautiful as it is at the Vinschgauer Sonnenberg, the work in the steep, terraced vineyards is as laborious. Handcrafted in countless hours.

    This vineyard used to be a fruit farm. After visits to the Wachau, which impressed Franz Pratzner very much, he and his wife Bernadette switched completely to viticulture in 1989. The Wachauer influence is still noticeable today in the assortment, because his favourite is the Riesling. Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir complete the range.

    If one sees the massive rocks of the Ötztal Alps in the background, one cannot believe that there are on average 315 sunny days here. The dry primary rock soil and the sunny southern location therefore offer the best conditions for the closely planted vines in steep terraces between 550 and 900 m above sea level. 10-12,000 vines per hectare in Guyot education, with 4-5 different clones of each grape variety planted to suit the soil.

    Approximately 90,000 bottles of wine per year come from about 12 hectares of vineyards. In addition to the production of white wines with a focus on Riesling, a small quantity of Pinot Noir is also cultivated. Another speciality of the house are pure grappas and noble brandies.

    Franz and Bernadette Pratzner are fully committed to manual work, since 2003 all wines are vinified in the new cellar. The architecture of the cellar fulfils the wish of the old family to unite with the new, and so a rock cellar was created next to the modern part, where today the white wines mature in large 10-15 hl wooden barrels. Also here a little influence from the Wachau, the barrels of acacia wood. Meanwhile the two daughters Magdalena and Michaela support their parents. And just as Franz brought ideas from "good old Austria", Magdalena followed with ideas from his internship in Australia. There she was fascinated by the whole grape fermentation of the Pinot Noir and successfully realized it with her Vinschgauer Blauburgunder.

    The wines of the Pratzner family are now among the finest in South Tyrol, numerous awards at home and abroad decorate the walls, from the coveted tre bicchieri of Gambero Rosso to the 5 grapes of Bibenda to high scores in Wein-Plus and Falstaff. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1989
    • Owner: Family Pratzner
    • Cellarmaster: Franz and Magdalena Pratzner
    • Annual production: approx. 90,000 bottles
    • Own vineyard area: approx. 12 hectares
    • Natural, organic cultivation (not certified)