(2012 Vintage) This season, Alto Adige was also characterized by a largely wet summer and few hours of sunshine. Fortunately, late summer/early autumn fall brought a change for the better, and thanks to the generally late harvest dates in our alpine region, the grapes were graced with many significant hours of sunshine. Once again, the small-structured character of our cooperative with many farmers working small lots was our key to success. We were able to leave the clusters on the vine longer for much-needed ripening, taking a certain amount of rot into account, while the bad berries were carefully thinned out by hand. These quality-orientated measures resulted in further loss of yield, yet the grapes benefited from this extra time to develop very good physiological maturity. This vintage brings forth impressive wines with specific, distinct varietal character. The white wines are lusty, fresh wines which are a delight to drink; the red wines are elegant and harmonious..