DeSilva Peterleiten KaltererSee
PETERLEITEN ( the best selection from my father, Peter in the hill near the lake)
Alto Adige KaltererSee Auslese classico superiore DOC
This family name is an inheritance from our forefathers, to which one is committed. DeSilva stands for the selection of the best grape qualities and care of the land of the old, deeply-rooted vine enclosures. The origin and character from our vineyards make the difference.
Vine variety: 95% Grossvernatsch + 5% Lagrein
Description: It is a classic and old blending about Grossvernatsch and Lagrein even in the vineyard. It is a fruity and complex wine, and it convinces by its gentle and amenable character.
Position: Different vineyards by the lake in Caldaro . One of our oldest vineyards with deeply rooted vines. Peterleiten is the name for the selection of the ripest grapes in this vineyard.
Land: Loamy to sandy land
Harvest: End of September.
Yield: Approx. 80 hl/ha.
Development: Mechanical removal from the stems, traditional mash fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Juice extraction is carried out when fermentation is completed in order to assist the biological acid degradation. When the BAD is completed this Grossvernatsch is ready to be prepared for filling. Except in years in they we need a maturation in wood.
Shelf life: At least 2 -4 years
Serving temperature: 14-16 °C.
Food recommendation: It is a wine for in between. Its strength is its adaptability to food, to tapas and typical South Tyrolean dishes such as bacon, dumplings, Schlutzkrapfen, Surfleisch and homemade meats with Sauerkraut, buckwheat Riebel, but also white meat and mild cheese and even to fish. It is a flexible and a particularly adaptable, light red wine.