The grapes of this cuvée grow under the best conditions on the valley floor around the village of Cortina s.s.d.v. The favourable location of the vineyards, the ideal amount of sun, and the fine ventilation of the vines assures the ripening of grapes of exceptional quality.
During fermentation, the must is kept in regular contact with the skins through circulation pumping and gentle pressure from below. We thus achieve ideal results with the coloring from the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine. After two gentle rackings, 2/3 of this cuvée is aged for over 12 months in large oak barrels, the remainder in small casks of 2 year old French oak (barriques). This is followed by further maturation in large oak barrels and 6 additional months of aging in the bottle. Only then will this wine find its way into the hands of the buyer who, although now in possession of an adequately aged and balanced wine which can be enjoyed immediately, will nevertheless be able to impart the cuvée Cortinie additional completeness with several years of cellaring.