In 1952 the Merano wine growers joined together to found the Meran Cellar cooperative with the task to improve the wine quality and increase the sales. It was a healthy and distinguished wine making operation with over 200 members and a cultivated area of 140 hectares. The turning point in Meran history came in 1992 with appointing Stefan Kapfinger to cellar master position. He did great job finding the right grape variety for each location as well as increasing quality of the wines produced. In July 2010 one more merger took place, Meran Cellar joined forces with another cooperative, Burggräfler Winery (founded 1901). The new formation called Meran Burggräfler Winery has 380 members and 260 hectares of vineyards and markets its top range under the new Meran brand. The new classic line Festival includes 13 wines: six white, six red and one rosé.
Meran Festival Gewürztraminer 2017 is made with 100% Gewürztraminer grapes grown on vineyards of Merano, Tirolo, Scena and Lagundo located at 400-500 meters above sea level.
It is fresh and aromatic wine, with notes of rose petals, oranges, grapefruits, nutmeg, cloves and mineral touch. Makes good pairing with spicy Asian food, poultry and mild and soft cheeses. Serving temperature 10-12ºC.
Ready to drink from now through 2021.