After fermenting in stainless steel vats, a small percentage of the wine was left to mature in 10 hectolitre oak casks, while the rest matured in steel. Pale greenish-yellow in color, the wine has a fresh, fruity nose. On the palate it is dry and harmonious, with a full enough body to pair well with salamis and hams, as well as pasta dishes with aromatic vegetable sauces, and goat cheese.
"The 2008 Sylvaner is another gorgeous wine. Perfumed peaches, apricots, mint and flowers come together in a gorgeous, finely-knit medium-bodied wine of notable elegance and purity. This is high-class juice. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012. Kofererhof is located in Valle Isarco, one of the most privileged spots in Alto Adige for intensely focused, mineral-driven whites. Proprietor Gunther Kerschbaumer began estate-bottling his own wines with the 1995 vintage, and since then Kofererhof has emerged as one of Italy's most exciting properties. Unfortunately only a few of the 2008s were in bottle as we went to press, but I hope to be able to taste the rest of the estate's current releases in the near future."
The Wine Advocate