Putzenhof

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History

This small, family run estate south of Bolzano, was bought at the beginning of the 1950s by the grandmother of Roman Mottironi, the present manager. The vineyard extension is approximately 5.5 hectares, while 1.5 hectares are grown with apple trees. Wine has always been made at Putzenhof, Roman’s grandfather used to make a white and a red, bottled in 1 litre bottles, with local grape varieties.

In 2009 Roman started bottling and labelling the wines made with the estate grown grapes.

The Team

Owner:Mrs Anna Schweigkofler, mother of Roman Mottironi
Agronomist:Roman Mottironi
Oenologist:Mirko Maccani

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The altitude is between 300-650 meters above sea level, the exposure is a lovely south-west, the soil is sandy and porphiric: all this together with the favourable microclimate of this area results in flavourful, mineral and fresh wines. Environment friendly agricultural practices are followed. Weed killers have been banned 15 years ago and cover crops are left on the aisles between the rows of vines. Instead of dropping fruit, the clusters are cut in half in July, removing the lower part which ripens later. Only products approved by the protocol for organic viticulture are sprayed in the vineyards.

The range of wines, all Alto Adige DOC, includes three whites made with Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Kerner and three reds, a Lagrein, a Pinot Nero and a Bozner Leiten (meaning hills of Bolzano, a blend of 85% Schiava and 15% Lagrein and Pinot Nero). The total average production a year is 35,000-37,000 bottles.

Average annual production:37,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):5.5

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Chardonnay - 0.6 ha
Kerner - 5.5 ha
Lagrein - 1.8 ha
Pinot nero - 1 ha
Sauvignon Blanc - 0.8 ha

Vine training system:
"pergola" (traditional trellissing system)
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.

Harvest period:mid September/beginning of November

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Via Anton Thaler, 24
San Giacomo, Bolzano 39055
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