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A brief history

Cantina Girlan was founded in 1923 in an ancient farmstead from the 16th century. Back then, 23 winegrowers laid the foundation stones of what was later to become the winery we see today. Today, about 200 greatly committed and motivated winegrowers and their families farm an area covering about 220 hectares of vineyards.

The main part of the grapes grows in Girlan between 450-500m a.s.l. on this morainic hill with volcanic porphyry (acid soils). Here, we grow our Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Chardonnay as well as Vernatsch in the cru Gschleier.
The other important origin of our wines is Mazon, considered as the most valuable cru for Italian Pinot Noir and home of big part of our Pinot Noirs. It is located 20 km south of Girlan, on 400m a.s.l. with calcareous and clayey soils and western exposure.

The grapes, entirely hand-harvested, are received according to a precise harvest calendar and gently processed according to their quality, variety and origin. Cantina Girlan produces three distinct wine lines:
Solisti • Flora • Vigneti • Classici
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Established in 1923

Via San Martino 24
Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige
I-39057

www.girlan.it/en

info@girlan.it

+390471662403

Meet The Winemakers

  • Gerhard Kofler

    Gerhard Kofler was born and raised in Girlan, right next to the winery he is managing since 2005. Earlier to that, he gained experience in Piedmont and Alto Adige before taking over the production of Cantina Girlan, together with his loyal assistant and oenologist Manfred Bernard.
    Ever since, the production has been strictly trimmed to quality. No wonder, then, that the winery is now among the most awarded in the region, especially for its Pinot Noir wines. Gerhard is considered as a strong proponent of the single vineyard. In fact, his credo is getting out “the best” of each individual site, depending on its microclimatic condition. Consequently, Gerhard maintains a close and personal contact with Cantina Girlan’s 200 winegrowing families, striving continuously for improvements in quality.

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Girlan Wines

Featured Wines

Girlan Doss Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Bottle Preview
GirlanDoss Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva

A full-bodied wine with full colour. Spicy bouquet, good persistence and elegance with round, fine tannic frame

Girlan Chardonnay Bottle Preview
GirlanChardonnay

Production area Chardonnay is grown on the hillside vineyards of the cru "Girlan" at an altitudes ranging from 450 to 500 m above sea level, and from the vineyards located in the Bassa Atesina in well aired vineyards. The area in which they are grown is rich in minerals, the result of ice age sedimentation. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature and aging on the lees in stainless steel tanks. Tasting notes & food matching The cultivation of the Chardonnay grapes has a long tradition at Girlan. Their dry, particularly fine and delicate aroma, with a full-bodied, elegant and lively palate make Chardonnay a much-appreciated aperitif wine and it is also served with hors d’oeuvres, fish and white meats.

Girlan Pinot Grigio Bottle Preview
GirlanPinot Grigio

Production area Pinot Grigio is grown on the hillside vineyards of Girlan at an altitudes ranging from 450 to 500 m above sea level in well aired vineyards. The area in which they are grown is rich in minerals, the result of ice age sedimentation. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature and aging on the lees in stainless steel tanks. Tasting notes & food matching Pinot Grigio has small bunches of rust-coloured, almost brownish grapes; sometimes Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio grapes can be found on the same vine and belong to the same family of Burgundy Pinots. It has a soft, delicate palate that is a nice accompaniment for asparagus, fish and delicate meats.

Girlan Flora Sauvignon Bottle Preview
GirlanFlora Sauvignon

Production area For this extraordinary wine we choose the best Sauvignon grapes from the hillside vineyards of the cru "Girlan", "Montiggl", "Eppan Berg" at an altitude of 500 m above sea level. The different combination of soils, from clay to lime and gravel is what gives this wine its unique character. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Aging on the lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels without malolatic fermentation. Tasting notes & food matching The Sauvignon grape varietal grows in Alto Adige since more than a century. An intense bouquet of nettle and elderflower and a fresh lively flavour are typical qualities of this wine. The mineral nature and fresh acidity balance out in the aromas. A wine that adapts well to accompany fish, shellfish, asparagus and white meat dishes.

Girlan Flora Chardonnay Bottle Preview
GirlanFlora Chardonnay

Production area For this extraordinary wine we choose the best Chardonnay grapes from the hillside vineyards of Girlan. They grow in different vineyards with an age between 15 and 20 years, at an altitude from 450 to 500 m above sea level. The vines are trained using the Guyot system. The growing area is rich in minerals, the result of ice age sedimentation. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in oak barrels of 12 and 15 hl, followed by malolactic fermentation. Aging on the lees in oak barrells for 12 months, and 6 months in the bottle. Tasting notes & food matching An elegant frame and fine consistency, with intense fruity notes. An excellent structure that is flavoursome and mineral, with a persistent palate. We recommend serving this wine with refined dishes, including meats.

Girlan Curlan Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
GirlanCurlan Pinot Noir

Production area Years of thorough research and countless tests with mini production volumes were the cornerstone for this wine. The grapes for this wine derive from 3 selected vineyards within the cru "Girlan" at 500 meters a.s.l. The vineyards are exposed to the east and west respectively and cover a total area of 1.2 hectares. The 20-25 year old vines grow on poor and gravelly soils, formed by morainic deposit on a subsoil of volcanic porphyry rock. Winemaking The fully mature grapes are harvested manually at mid of September and delivered in small containers. After destemming, the grapes are filled by gravity into the steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation (25 days). Following the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in barriques for 20 months. Finally, the wine is stored for furhter 18 months in the bottle. Tasting notes & food matching Intense ruby red with aromas of wild berries, sour cherries and pronounced herbal spice. The wine presents itself elegant and opulent at the same time. It has a complex structure with well-developed and juicy tannins. This wine accompanies main courses based on red meat, roast and game. It perfectly fits aged cheeses, too.