Vigna “der Keil” (monopole) at an altitude of 250 m above sea level; south-facing sites overlooking the Lake of Kaltern, among the warmest in all South Tyrol. The old vines are pergola-trained and grown in sandyclay soils rich in calcium carbonate.
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed and fermented in open wooden vats, partially using yeasts naturally occurring on the grapes. Skin contact lasted one week at relatively low temperatures (24° C) with the skins being gently pushed down in the embryonic wine once per day. The aroma and flavour of the wine were refined during five months’ maturation on the fine lees in a large oak barrels.