The history of the winery originates in 1986 when the Gottardi family, dedicated to selling wine in Innsbruck, decided that the dream of producing their own wine had to come true.
This design materializes with the purchase of 6 hectares in the small village of Mazzon located above Egna, in Bolzano, an area framed by a magnificent cultural landscape, ancient residences and the forests of the Trudener Horn natural park.
The first wines date back to 1995: initially Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer were also produced, but since 2010 production has concentrated exclusively on Pinot Noir. Currently at the helm of the 9 hectares of the company is Alexander Gottardi, son of the founder Bruno.
This variety finds its paradise right in the Mazzon area, thanks to the incredibly favorable geoclimatic conditions determined by soils rich in sandstone and limestone and by a cool, sunny climate.
The pruning technique adopted follows the Simonit & Sirch method, which ensures a long and healthy life for plants by making rational cuts on young wood.
Only grapes of incredible quality arrive in the cellar, thanks to the selection of the best bunches. The approach is aimed at maximum delicacy in processing by moving the wine by gravity. Fermentations take place in stainless steel tanks while aging in French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation also takes place.
In the Gottardi cellar Pinot Noir is produced in two different interpretations: a Riserva and a classic. Both labels are recognized as among the highest expressions of Pinot Noir in Italy.