- Living Wine Culture in the Alps: Since 1890 our little wine estate has grown with various challenges and is now an established estate bottler. We have wine in our veins: the four great-grandfathers all had vineyards in or near the picturesque wine district of St. Magdalena around the city of Bozen/Bolzano. We are equally committed to this ancestry as to seek perfection in the production out of our gifted vineyards: from the grapevine to the wineglass. Only by caring for every step of the wine we feel one with the bottle we hand over to those who also believe in this handcrafted product.
- Persons: Thomas Rottensteiner (Owner), Heinrich Rottensteiner (Senior)
- Vineyards: 3.8 ha of Vernatsch/Schiava, Lagrein, Sauvignon Blanc mostly in the St. Magdalener Classico area, one vineyard in the Kalterer See Classico area.
St. Magdalener Classico: violet, elegant, noble, complex, friendly – the Tyrolean cousin of a Burgundy Red.
Lagrein: dark, terroir, plummy, chewy – you can literally imagine the earth, suggested for Bordeaux lovers.
Sauvignon: full, floral, vegetal, grassy-nettles – love or hate this rich White, but taste it 😉
- Bottles/Year: approx. 35000
- Story: After three decades of accurate cultivation and vinification of various grape varieties we are focusing on three varieties and various interpretations of them. We believe the Reds beside being Classics are among the Best of the area/variety and the White is an interesting expression of our terroir.
- Tips: Try to visit the wine village of St. Magdalena on the 22th of July to witness the traditional celebration of the patron Saint Mary Magdalene. On this day Thomas opens the wine archive which is among the oldest and richest thanks to the foresight of Heinrich. Often decade old Magdalener wine amazes the persons in the blind tasting. For focused tasting and wine comparison try to attend the Bozen/Bolzano Wine Tasting usually in March. A special wine event is the Lorenzinacht in the second week of August under the Lauben Street in the Bozen/Bolzano city center. If you like to explore more of the region’s extremely diverse wine-cultivating areas as active member of the Independent Winegrowers of South Tyrol (FWS.it) we can easily facilitate your visit to salty Whites in the Eisack valley, Pinots of excellence from Eppan and many more unique producers.
- Food for our Wines: Speck (Tyrolean ham) and Schüttelbrot (Tyrolean hard bread), Knödel, Goulash, Spaghetti Bolognese, Asparagus, Roasted Rabbit, Steak.