Wine Pairing Dinner with winemaker Ines from Castelfeder in Alto Adige
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Castelfeder by Chef Ethan Brown
Castelfeder Lagrein Rosato 2018 / Sciava Alte Reben 2017
haystack mountain cashmere organic cows milk cheese, speck, marcona almonds, strawberry mustarda
Castelfeder Pinot Grigio 15er 2017
braised escarole, white beans, sky pilot kielbasa, fennel
Catelfeder Lagrein Rieder 2017
rosemary lamb rack, spinach mushroom and ricotta pastry, red wine demi glace
Castelfeder Pinot Nero Glener 2017 / Pinot Nero Reserva Burgum Novum 2015
whole roasted buckner farm pig, sweet potatoes, cauliflower agrodolce, ancho chile black berry thyme coffee reduction
Sorentberg Rieling Rotschiefer 2015
pumpkin and mascarpone tiramisu, candied orange peel
To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River. Driving from Lake Garda, from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Gunther Giovanett took over the family business in 1989 after his father retired from the daily operations of the winery, he founded in 1970. Located in the center of Neumarkt, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, the Giovanett family produces a range of unique wines. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserva level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Now into their third generation, Gunther and his son Ivan are gaining a better understanding of the special micro-climates that exist in the Alto-Adige and South Tyrol regions.
Ines, Gunther’s youngest daughter, decided to join the winery in 2006 after several university experiences. Beginning her career in winery administration, Ines soon discovered her passion and aplomb for sales and worked with her dad to extend the Castelfeder brand in Italy, Germany, and Austria. Ines examines export market possibilities and leads the export sales and marketing efforts for Castelfeder.