Bressanone città/Brixen Stadt, Brixen/Bressanone, Brixen/Bressanone and environs
There is one thing – and only one thing – in which Manni Nössing of the Hoandlhof in Bressanone is a traditionalist: he grows classic white wine varieties such as those that belong to the Valle Isarco. Otherwise, he is accustomed to pursuing new paths with a small group of like-minded winegrowers, of experimenting with new processes, and of following new ideas. “We are the wine rebels in the Valle Isarco,” Nössing says with a smile.
In everything that he does, there is one goal on which he sets his sites: making a wine with its very own character. And what does that mean in concrete terms? “A wine has to taste good,” the winegrower says, “and it has to taste good to me!” On the pathway to this wine, what helps Nössing is his experience but also the insights that he has gained on trips through the most important winegrowing regions of the world.
All of this has flowed since 2003 into the 5.5 hectares of vineyards and the winery of the Hoandlhof, and all of that leads to individual wines which from the very beginning onward have been cause for great attention. One of Nössing’s first wines, his Kerner, already achieved a distinction from the Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso. And the Hoandlhof wines that followed the premiere also made quite an impression on the experts: with fresh acidity, a strong mineral-rich quality, and differentiated fruit.
In addition to the Kerner, Nössing’s assortment also includes Sylvaner, Gewürztraminer, Veltliner, and Müller Thurgau. Nothing else. As has been stated, with the selection of grape varieties, the rebel is a traditionalist.