The pinot noir, cultivated in the dolomite-chalk hills of Mazzon, is among the most refined wines of South Tyrol. Such complexity in pinot noir is very seldom in Italy, and the small and sleepy town of Mazzon does not have to hide behind the international competition.
The cellar masters around Mazzon know how to appreciate the soil and climate. Condensed on such small space, renowned wineries like Hofstätter, Ploner, Haas, Gottardi and Brunnenhof, have long realised the potential of the location and manage to continue to develop various exciting new wines.
Everything started with one name: Vigna S. Urbano. The name that nowadays can be found on a bottle of Joseph Hofstätter wine, was the wine in South Tyrol guaranteeing its origin by certification. Today it is still celebrated for its elegance and complexity, far outside of Mazzon. A founding stone for south tyrolean focus on quality and in this region and example for the rapid change in agriculture.
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