"The J.Hofstätter estate was established in 1907 by the Foradori-Hofstätter family in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland and Austria. The 50 hectares of vineyards are located on both sides of the steep Adige valley on south-west and south-east facing slopes which benefit from good sunlight at this high altitude. Within the estate there is a wealth of different soil types and microclimates; the soils themselves include deposits created by glaciers that melted from the Alps. A range of different grape varieties is grown here including the demanding gewüztraminer and the sensitive pinot nero (pinot noir). The latter is an important variety for Hofstätter, who make some of the most fragrant and seductive examples, with a freshness, texture and unmistakeable pinot flavour rarely encountered in Italian pinot noir. Pinot bianco is also a particular speciality." - The Wine Society