We have been looking for a good example of this style for a long time and we think we have it nailed with this one. Too often you will find sparkling moscato expressed as overly sweet, cloying and boring. This beauty however has a great acid backbone that lifts the fruit, tames the sweetness in the middle palate and delivers a long and deliciously sweet finish with no hint of cloying. Delightful as an aperatif, served ice cold.
Dessert wine. Golden tending to amber. Saffron, iodine note, candied apricot, honey and custard on the nose. Beautiful acid component. Mineral and toasted almond finish. Delicious. Malvasia 40%, Riesling 20%, Traminer 20%, Petit Manseng 20%.
TASTING NOTES – brilliant straw-yellow – full of tropical fruit aromas, especially pineapple and banana, just a hint of oak, with vanilla and butter rounding off this expressive nose – full-bodied and balanced on the palate, long lingering finish with echoes of ripe fruit.
Wine Advocate 92+. The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Soll is a vivid and bright expression that boasts enormous purity and focus. The bouquet is redolent of lime, white peach, crushed stone and wild sage with white rose or honeysuckle. There is so much precision and linearity here, and these qualities go a long way to add to the wine's charm and staying power. You can't knock that low price either. This is a fine, buttoned-up expression of Pinot Grigio with 25,000 bottles hitting the market in October 2020. ML Sep 2020.
Wine Advocate 93 points. The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial reveals a luminous appearance and brilliant golden highlights. The bouquet opens quickly to reveal orchard fruit, quince and Golden Delicious apple. Beyond that lovey primary fruit, the wine also offers background tones of almond, turmeric spice and crushed limestone. Grapes are sourced from an east-facing site with loamy conglomerate soils with chalky gravel and porphyry sand. The is a lean-bodied wine, but there is enough power and natural heft to pair with shellfish or white meat. You get terrific value, and this 60,000-bottle release will hit the market in October 2020. I...
Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a terrific, albeit informal, white wine (and an excellent value too) that reflects the crystalline light and sharpness of Italy's Dolomites. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco hits the nail on the head, especially if you are looking for a well-priced white wine with a pristine and undeniable territorial signature. You can almost smell the mountain freshness here, with the wildflowers and distinctive mineral notes of wet stones in an alpine stream. This wine is like a one-way ticket to Northern Italy, and with an ample production of 350,000 bottles made, you can go back and visit many times over....
WA 90 The ultimate judge of a winery is in the quality of its entry-level wines. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio is precise, tonic, easy and extremely versatile. High-toned aromas of citrus, tangerine skin, passion fruit, wild sage and crushed limestone emerge with confidence. This is a beautifully perfumed and extremely precise expression of Pinot Grigio. Winemaking is easy in stainless steel, and some 250,000 bottles were released. ML Sep 2020. Winemaking: The grapes for this wine are gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature (19° C) in small steel tanks,...
The Quintessence range are the flagship wines of the Cantina. Only the very best grapes are selected for separate premium maturation in oak. This vintage not rated yet, the previous 2 years were rated 93 and 94 by Wine Advocate. TASTING NOTES – bright golden yellow with hints of green – multifaceted bouquet with crisp fruit notes and herby nuaces; fresh yellow apple, honeydew melon, dried camomile and fine graphite notes – harmonious on the palate with salty finish, creamy texture and crispy acidity; powerful and elegant finish. Not yet rated. The two previous vintages achieved WA 94 and WA 93. WA 95+ The Cantina Kaltern 2018 Alto...
Wine Advocate 90 points. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Sauvignon opens to a luminous and fresh appearance, backed by vivid aromas of citrus, passion fruit and minty apple. This is a pristine and clearly defined Sauvignon Blanc that promotes the tonic, fresh and tangy qualities of high-altitude winemaking in the Italian Dolomites. If you want a classic expression of a grape matched beautifully to its territory, look no further than this value wine. ML Sep 2020.
Wine Advocate 91+. The Cantina Tramin 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Moriz is another terrific entry-level wine from Northern Italy. You simply can't get this level of quality and freshness, especially where white wines are concerned. The signature grape of Alto Adige is Pinot Bianco, and you get pristine aromas of peach, quince and white melon here. Those fruity tones are followed by crushed stone, saffron and almond. This wine is aged in steel tank with a smaller 25% that goes into large oak casks. This helps to develop the mouthfeel of the wine. Some 60,000 bottles were released. ML Sep 2020. Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards...
Vinous 93 points. “Luminous straw-green. Multifaceted, complex aromas of ripe pear, green apple, liquid minerals, peony and buttercups. Showcases a very elegant mouthfeel hinting at resin, yellow apple, pear, honey and minerals, complicated by white flowers. There’s sneaky depth and concentration here. Finishes long with hints of spicy vanillin and wet stones.” Ian Agata for Vinous, Feb 2020. James Suckling 93 points. "Beautiful pinot grigio with real brightness and clearness to it, showing sliced pears, apples and a hint of lemon. It’s medium-bodied with a creamy texture and a distinctively bitter and crushed-stone finish. Serious...
WA 89+. The Cantina Tramin 2019 Alto Adige Chardonnay is a streamlined and informal wine that hits all the basic pleasure points. This entry-level Chardonnay is made in a simple manner, aged and fermented in stainless steel, and released early in order to capture the youthful character of the fruit. An ample 120,000 bottles were released at the beginning of the year. The wine is tonic and fresh with citrusy aromas, white rose and crunchy pear. All that pretty freshness would pair next to a plate of grilled prawns or fried calamari rings. ML Sept 2020.
From vines 250m-500m above sea level. Fresh aromatics wine at its best. White wine with a greenish-yellow to pale yellow colour Müller Thurgau is an engaging white wine with delicate herbal notes and spice. It tastes fresh and aromatic. This wine goes well with appetisers, grilled fish and white meats. It is also a refreshing aperitif.
Wine Enthusiast. “This offers delicate scents of white wild flower and honeydew melon while the tangy palate shows pear, lemon drop and a hint of cantaloupe. Fresh acidity gives it a crisp, clean finish.” James Suckling 91 points. "A very subtle pinot grigio with dried apples, nectarines and spice. Some flint and beeswax. It’s medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a fresh, creamy finish. Drink now." JS.
Wine Advocate 91 points. The Cantina Tramin 2019 Alto Adige Sauvignon is luminous, refreshing and bright. You get terrific value with this fragrant white wine that delivers a long and happy stream of floral and tropical aromas. Dusty mineral notes add extra focus and sharpness to the close. This is a frank and honest expression of Sauvignon Blanc (with 110,000 bottles made) that drinks nicely as an aperitivo choice or with a summer salad. ML Sep 2020.
Wine Advocate 94 points. Tramin is a village in Alto Adige that is closely linked to the production of Gewürztraminer; in fact, Tramin is considered the best microclimate for the variety. The Cantina Tramin 2018 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer makes excellent use of its home court advantage, showing those silky or glossy aromas that distinguish this fragrant grape. The bouquet opens to beeswax, white rose, star jasmine and licorice root. There is a spicy element to the bouquet with lingering notes of nutmeg, saffron and clove. The strong mineral imprint of the dolomitic soil is also reflected here with crushed stone and chalk....
Wine Advocate 91 points. Here's a surprise wine from Cantina Tramin that I have never previously encountered. The entry-level 2019 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Selida (with a large production of 200,000 bottles made) draws its fruit from a sloped 20-hectare parcel with inclines that rise from 300 to 500 meters above sea level with direct exposures to the mountain sunshine and cool nighttime temperatures. These conditions shape the focus and precision that you get in this wine. There are pretty aromas of fragrant white flower, honey, acacia, orange peel and crushed chalk. ML Sep 2020. Tramin is the home of Gewürztraminer, and the village...
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Grigio VINIFICATION: Pressing whole grapes, fermentation in steel at a low temperature (12-16 °C) for about 1 month. AGEING: In oak casks of 5-10 hl for a few months. ON SALE FROM: 6-8 months from the harvest. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious.
The new name "Sant'Antimo" is allowed only to wines made from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing prestige of this wine. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from the grapes produced in the territory of Col d'Orcia, which gives the consumer the opportunity to appreciate the charm of Montalcino in the best variety of aromatic white grapes. In this wine we find all the depth and immensity of the Mediterranean summer.
Colour: Straw yellow with greenish hues. Bouquet: Ample, complex and pleasantly fruited with the typical floral notes of pears and white peach. Flavour: Fresh and zesty wine with pleasant acidity. Fruity and persistent aftertaste.
100% Chardonnay. Bianco Bianco is a naturally semi-sparkling wine made for Rocca delle Macìe in the province of Trento, within one of the most suitable areas for the cultivation of grapes intended for the production of spumante. Once harvested, the Chardonnay (100%) grapes are fermented without the skins, and then the base wine undergoes natural second fermentation. Bianco Bianco is fresh and fragrant, with overtones of just-ripe fruit. It has a fine, persistent perlage that makes it suitable both as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to fried vegetable or fish platters.
Rocca di Frassinello is a joint venture between the mercurial Castellare di Castellina and the mighty house of Lafite Rothschild. A vine that gives of its best in the Maremma as well as in Sardinia. The nose has a fine and delicate hint of fruit, with aromatic citrus notes that give the wine great freshness. It has a balanced taste, well-supported by its acidity and mineral component that give it sapidity and persistence. A versatile white, suitable for grilled fish, shellfish and white meats.
This wine is made with grapes harvested in vineyards, located in oldest area of origin – the commune of Monteforte d’Alpone – that with Soave, makes up the classic Soave area. The distinctive winemaking technology employed yields an elegant and velvety wine with a delicate almond-scented nose. Colour: yellow with green reflections. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: strongly and complex fruity bouquet. Very clean and with notes of dry fruits such as almonds. Rich and elegant. Flavour: good body and good acidity. Relatively warm, rounded and well-balanced. Pleasing and elegant. The after-taste confirms the notes in the bouquet. Suited for...
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