The name of this exotic Alto Adige blend refers to the stony soil in which the grapes are grown, which in local German dialect is referred to as "stoan." This aromatic white wine is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer grapes which are blended together and fermented in large oak barrels before being refined an additional seven months before bottling.
The wine shows a straw color with light lemon hue. The aromas are intense yet clean and suggest hints of peaches, ripe pears and elderflowers as well as tropical aromas of pineapples and mangos. The wine is fresh and gentle on the palate, with great balance and lasting intensity.
Stoan seems almost intentionally crafted to match the exotic flavors of Asian fusion cuisine and is wonderful with dishes like braised halibut in a coconut and lemongrass sauce or caramelized ginger chicken with jasmine rice.