2019 began on the Juval mountain with sufficient winter precipitations and turned into a cold, rainy spring which consistently delayed the shoots of the vines. The summer brought us a regular vegetation but also a remarkable precipitation deficit. Thanks to the Senales irrigation canal we were however able to avoid drought damages to the grapes and quality loss for the wine with a careful watering.
The maturity observation, that started in August suggested that the harvest would start by the end of September. Our surveys were mainly based on the tasting of the grapes because, as our experience taught us, the savour of the perfect mature grape is reflected in the vine. We finally finished the harvest of the grapes by mid-October and now we are happy to present fruity, crystalline and multifaceted vintage wines 2019. Our grapevines have an average age of twenty years by now and this fact shows in the regular and growing richness of the Juval wines.
Particularly expressive and multifaceted is our Riesling of the vineyard Windbichel vine, vintage 2018, that after a year of bottle ageing frees his typical fruity taste of tangerine. The repeated awards in the most important Italian wine guides such as Gambero Rosso, Slow Wine and Vitae makes us particularly proud.
As last year we offer you a fruity, full rosé vine from pinot noir. We press this wine with the classic method, draining juice from the fermenting grape mash and letting it age in both an oak barrel and in a stainless steel tank.
From this year on our pinot noir Castel Juval will leave our winery not before an ageing period of two years in order to increase its quality. Because of this longer period of maturity this wine can carry the denomination “riserva”. The first to be ready is the 2017 vintage wine, brilliant with its classic, delicate fruity and sweet density.