2020 began on the Juval mountain with warm and dry springtime, so that the vines started growing very regularly. The rainy summer brought us an intensiv vegetation. Thanks to the warm and dry autumn the grapes could ripe very well and we had a good harvest.
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 2020.
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 2019, 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.
Since last year 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 was the 2017 vintage wine, brilliant with its classic, delicate fruity and sweet density.