Thomas Niedermayr 06 Abendrot
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Region: Alto Adige, Italy
Grape varieties: Souvignier Gris
Thomas Niedermayr 06 Abendrot is fresh and juicy with a velvety tannin structure that finishes long on the palate and has great depth.
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About Thomas Niedermayr 06 Abendrot
Thomas Niedermayr 06 Abendrot is an orange wine made from Souvignier Gris that presents reddish warm tones of noble amber. On the nose, there are aromas of plum, dark cherry, and almonds merging with resinous notes and the scent of cinnamon bark. The palate is fresh and juicy with a velvety tannin structure that finishes long in the palate and has depth.
The Souvignier Gris vines were planted in 2006 and grow at 1700 feet above sea level in Eppan Berg, in the mountainous region of South Tyrol. The soil is loamy and calcareous with high contents of white Dolomite rock.
Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeast from the vineyards, then macerated on the skins for about a month. Maturation is 22 months, half in steel, half in a 500-liter wooden barrel. Bottled unfiltered in August 2018.
About Thomas Niedermayr
In the hilly Überetsch valley of Alto Adige, Italy, on a sunny slope above St. Michael in Eppan, lies the vineyard of Hof Gandberg, the source of the Thomas Niedermayr wine estate.
The estate is small (5ha), with only 2ha under vine. The vineyards are located 500 to 530 meters above sea level and have been organically farmed since the mid-1980s. “Healthy things can only grow in healthy surroundings“ was always the creed of Rudolf Niedermayr, Thomas’ father.
As the estate passed from father to son, the family’s basic conviction to farm Hof Gandberg in an ecological and sustainable manner has remained constant. Biodiversity in the vineyard can be seen in the health of the soil with the proliferation of plants between the vines, ducks and chickens roam freely and fresh vegetables and herbs are also grown.
When Thomas took over the estate in 2012, his vision expanded beyond natural farming to natural winemaking – letting the whole process of wine production from the grape to the bottle unfold naturally. He not only welcomes the challenge of natural winemaking but embraces it. Assistant winemaker, Christine Wolfram, joined Thomas in 2019 and has brought new innovation to their portfolio.
Grapes are organically farmed and hand-harvested. All wines are fermented spontaneously, unfined and unfiltered.