Name: Brunnenhof Mazzon Start-up year: 1999 Cultivated hectares: 5 Winemaker name: Kurt Rottenstein, Johanna Rottenstein Address: Via degli Alpini, 5 - Località Mazzon - Egna (BZ) Web Site: www.brunnenhof-mazzon.it
The family estate , Brunnenhof Mazzon, lies 400 to 500 meters above the banks of the river Etsch, nestled in the vines covering the hillside of the valley. Behind, protected by the Königswiese mountain range, in front open towards the gently rolling slopes of the Unterland and Überetsch areas of the Etsch valley.
The area is considered the Grand-Cru of the Blauburgunder and indeed it is on the Blauburgunder that our estate focuses its work. But not exclusively, ithe Blauburgunder is joined by Lagrein, Gewürztraminer, Manzoni Bianco, Goldmuskateller and also Blaugurgunder Rosé.
Mazzon provides the perfect conditions for Blauburgunder: the soil a mixture of sand and clay with a high concentration of chalk, west facing, the afternoon sun, the fresh Ora wind from Lake Garda and the cool nights. Areas sheltered from the wind are perfect for the Gewürztraminer. In the higher areas above Vill where the earth is a mixture of sand, stones and gravel, the scree of the Trudener river, thrive the Manzoni Bianco and, ever since1921, the grapes for our Lagrein.
In order to maintain the vitality and unmistakeable character of our vineyards we work according to ecological standards. The more life and fullness there is in the vines, the more can be found later in the wine. The cellar is a place of tranquillity, restraint and patience. Through a form of controlled inactivity we draw out the character of the grapes thus ensuring that, at the end of the wine year, every bottle bears the distinctive signature of Brunnenhof Mazzon.