The 2015 vintage won Italian White wine of the year fro the Somelliers' Association. James Suckling 91 points. Decanter 91 points. Variety: 100% Grechetto First vintage produced: 1989 Aging: 3 months in steel and minimum 3 months aging in the bottle Aroma: intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish Taste: full, fresh, with a long persistance Serving suggestions: great aperitif wine or consumed with seafood, veal or poultry dishes. Aging potential: 3-5 years. This underpriced stunner is well known to Italians as a wonderfully refreshing white wine to be had...
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.
James Suckling 90 points. Lemon, melon rind and jack fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, fruity and fleshy. Crisp finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Sauvignon Blanc from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Certified organic. Brancaia Il Bianco is a fresh and floral white characterised by a straw yellow color. The nose opens with a pleasant fruity bouquet that is transmitted to the fresh and delicate palate, with a pleasantly balanced acidity. Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish. Perfect to accompany fish and shellfish dishes, it is ideal in combination...
Wine Advocate 93 points. This wine opens to passion fruit and green papaya, followed by sharper tones of dried ginger and a dusting of powdered licorice root. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Sauvignon Quintessenz offers a richer and more elongated texture compared to your classic expression of Sauvignon Blanc, yet its aromas remain intact, zippy and fresh. There is a hint of extra ripeness to those flavors that underlines the more tropical or exotic side of the grape in this release of 12,000 bottles. ML Sep 2021.
Wine Advocate 91 points. This is a pleasantly fragrant white that offers steady aromatic and floral intensity, but it doesn't go too far. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner shows white flowers, tropical fruit, night-blooming jasmine, acacia honey and crushed stone. This wine embraces all those characteristic varietal aromas with whole-hearted intensity. It's the perfect fit for a grilled mahi-mahi on a balmy evening. ML Sep 2021.
Luca Maroni 94-99 The Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit of the Kaltern-Caldaro winery is born in vineyards located in the municipality of Caldaro, in the province of Bolzano. "The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit offers underlined primary fruit intensity with orchard fruit, nectarine, lemon zest and a touch of warm custard cream that gives more depth and complexity to the bouquet. The mid-weight approach on offer here gives the wine extra dimension and enables it to wrap smoothly over the palate. This release of about 40,000 bottles would be terrific with a baked, breaded cod." WA 93 It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes,...
Wine Advocate 91 points. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Soll shows straightforward aromas of summer straw and cut grass, with fresh primary notes of white peach and minty apple. This easy-drinking Pinot Grigio delivers terrific linearity and sharpness with a direct and immediate personality. It also shows a nicely executed finish with good freshness and plenty of subtle mineral and crushed stone. ML Sept 2021.
Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a very nice and very balanced wine with a silky texture and a streamlined mouthfeel. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Sauvignon Stern is redolent of grapefruit, white flower and sweet sage. The wine does not show those overtly green notes of kiwi or tomato leaf that you sometimes get with this grape. Instead, the aromas focus on pale yellow and white fruits, with hints of crushed stone, making it a nice choice for cherrystones on the half shell. This is a strictly fruit-driven expression of this semi-aromatic variety in a release of 60,000 bottles.ML Sep 2021.
Wine Advocate 93 points. In this edition of 50,000 bottles, the 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial presents a classic expression of this excellent winemaking region in the far north of Italy. The wine represents an ideal match of grape variety and territory with a clear and exacting bouquet, followed by good dimension and firmness. The rather neutral personality of the aromas, with white peach, honey and pear, makes this wine ideal to serve with a delicate fish or crabmeat. Pretty notes of crushed white rock help to extend the mouthfeel, add momentum and conjure up visions of the Dolomite cliffs. ML Sep 2020.
James Suckling 91 points. ORIGIN For a long time, no distinction was made between the grape varieties Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay, as the differences are difficult for the eye to detect. Chardonnay has been cultivated in Alto Adige for about 150 years and is now one of the leading white wine varieties. TASTING NOTES – brilliant yellow – fruit-dominated aromas of banana and ripe pears - minerally
The Müller Thurgau variety, also known as Rivaner or Riesling X Sylvaner, is a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royal. It was developed in 1882 by Professor Müller from the Swiss canton of Thurgau. TASTING NOTES – bright yellow-green – aromas of peach, nutmeg and elderberry – juicy, round and balanced, aromatic on the finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a simple and fresh expression with an accessible and easy personality for a cheesy chicken enchilada verde. The 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco is tangy and spicy with white peach, crushed stone and even a distant dusting of white pepper. You get an extra dose of energy and electricity as the wine hits the palate, thanks to all that high-altitude mountain freshness. You shouldn't have much trouble finding one of these 350,000 terrific (and well-priced) bottles. ML Sep 2021.
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. Wine Advocate 94 points. This is an upright and handsome white wine with lots of mineral brightness and...
Wine Advocate 91 points. Zippy, tight and tonic, the Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Sauvignon is very true to the grape. The wine offers slightly green overtones of lime, tomato leaf and fresh kiwi that enhance a fresh and lifted bouquet. The wine is simple and streamlined, but those pointed varietal aromas really do pop from the glass with extra intensity in this balanced and satisfying vintage of 140,000 bottles. It's a good friend to a Caprese salad with extra mozzarella. ML Sep 2021. James Suckling 92 points.
Wine Advocate 96 points. The Cantina Kaltern 2016 Alto Adige Moscato Giallo Passito Quintessenz (packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle, with just 5,000 bottles made) shows a brilliant golden color with glossy amber and copper highlights. This beautifully fragrant dessert wine reveals honey, yellow rose, tropical fruit, candied almond and acacia flower. The wine is viscous and syrupy rich, with ample sweetness and glycerin. However, that balanced acidity ensures that these results never feel heavy or overdone. The alcohol content is well contained at 10.5%. The wine balances out nicely over the palate. Fruit comes from a southwest-facing slope...
James Suckling 91 points. Plenty of crisp pear and ripe-apple fruit that’s lifted by notes of green beans and lime, this is a juicy, crisp and expressive pinot bianco with immediate appeal, but also some depth and an interesting grapefruit- pith note in the bold, zesty finish. Drink now. Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards planted between 250 and 550 meters on calcareous clay and gravel soils. The name of this wine comes from the patron of a small village above Tramin, Sella, Saint Mauritius. aging 2-5 years winemaking The grapes for this wine were harvested in small bins and then gently pressed off to steel tanks where the must...
Tramin is the home of Gewürztraminer, and the village claims the best vineyards dedicated to the variety planted around the village the west bank of the Adige valley. Gewürztraminer has a distinctive reddish-yellow color with green hues when fully mature. The wine becomes rich and silky in texture, minerally and structured. It is an elegant wine with intense aromas and flavors of Muscat, rose, exotic spice and lychee fruit. Gewürztraminer has become one of the most popular wines produced in Alto Adige. vineyards A selection of vineyards with southwest exposure on some of the steepest terraces in the region at altitudes from 300-500...
James Suckling 93 points. The upfront aromas of yellow grapefruit and ripe gooseberry are classic sauvignon blanc, but as it aerates, pear and ripe apple notes emerge. On the palate, there’s a parallel, nicely intertwined combination of brightness and creaminess, until you splash land in the juicy, exotic finish. Just reaching it’s best drinking form, but still fresh. A cuvee based on chardonnay with sauvignon blanc, gewurztraminer and pinot blanc. Drink or hold. WINERY NOTES: Stoan is a unique wine of its kind reflecting the complexity and potential of our region. It is a lively blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and...
Decanter 95 points. "Winemaker Willi Stürz makes excellent Pinot Grigio, and Unterebner is his premium bottling. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in tonneaux, bringing buttery notes with a hint of vanilla. Ripe and round, its perfumed orchard fruit characters and almost unctuous mouthfeel should appeal to lovers of the Alsatian style of Pinot Gris. Drink 2023-2028 " Unterebner Pinot grigio was launched in 1989 as a symbol of Cantina Tramin’s pursuit of excellence. It reveals the surprising finesse and elegance of this grape variety, with a decisive alpine twist, beyond any fashion and trends. "Unterebner delivers far and beyond...
The grapes are harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed immediately following harvest. Primary fermentation occurs in steel tanks, followed by partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation also takes place in small steel tanks. Colour: Greenish yellow. Nose: This Chardonnay has delicate fruity aromas and a dry finish. It tastes fresh and lively with hints of pineapple, pear, citrus, vanilla and butter. Apart from being an excellent aperitif, this wine works magnificently with warm appetizers and starters as well as with flavourful fish and seafood dishes. Meat lovers will also appreciate this Chardonnay, it is a perfect accompaniment...
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.
The vineyards are located in the Südtirol, in the Alto Adige DOC. Alto Adige is a dynamic wine growing region in Northern Italy that combines a brisk Alpine climate, mountain viticulture and complex geology, with the brilliance of Mediterranean sunshine. The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude of between 250 and 550 metres above sea level, with a yield of 75 hectolitres per hectare. Made by winemaker Will Stűrz, who has been previously nominated "Italian winemaker of the Year" by the prestigious Gambero Rosso and who makes some of the best white wines in Italy. The grapes for this wine were...
The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravelly soils at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters. Colour: pale yellow. Nose: This Pinot Grigio shows expressive nose of flowers and fruit of pear and peach. Palate: Its flavour is delicate, full, rich in extract and fresh. Hence, this wine pairs well with dishes based on mushrooms, fish and seafood; recommended as an aperitif. Aging up to 5 years.
The grapes come from vineyards planted at 350 – 550 m above sea level in calcareous clay and gravelly soils. WINERY NOTES: Colour: greenish-yellow colour Taste: It is a fine white wine, slightly aromatic intensely floral with a bouquet of elderflower and nettle, and spicy notes of paprika and green gooseberries. Its freshness and intense flavour can be surprising. Enjoyable as an aperitif and delicious with tasty appetisers. This Sauvignon also pairs well with asparagus, fish, seafood and poultry.
James Suckling 91 points. The toasted-baguette aroma leaps out of the glass at you, but there’s also plenty of Amalfi-lemon fruit and a touch of herbal freshness. At once rather juicy and creamy on the medium-bodied palate, some healthy tannins emerging at the generous and slightly smoky finish. Just coming into its best. Drink or hold. The name Glarea stems from Rhaeto-Romance language and means a pile of gravel, a clear reference to the composition of the soil in the vineyards. WINERY NOTE: Colour: Glarea is straw yellow with greenish hues. Aroma and Taste: Ripe banana, apricot and pineapple dominate in the nose. This Chardonnay tastes...
Nussbaumer is Italy’s most awarded Gewürztraminer. A wine where the elegance and spicy aromatics of this ancient variety find their maximum expression. James Suckling 94 points. Wonderful nose of yellow roses, fresh pineapple and jasmine, with delicately spicy overtones. Stunning ripeness and concentration, but even more importantly, almost impeccable balance for a grape variety that’s a winemaker’s nightmare. Very long, silky finish, where the 15% alcohol is barely perceptible. Drink or hold. "The only Gewürztraminers that can compete with Alsace’s are those from Alto Adige, and of these, Nussbaumer is the best. Ian D’Agata,...
"Simply gorgeous" Wine Advocate 96+ points. As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. The Cantina Tramin 2017 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Vendemmia Tardiva Terminum is made with late-harvest fruit. The wine is packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle and only 4,200 bottles exist. The barrique-aged wine opens to a dark golden color with amber and copper highlights. It would be impossible to exaggerate the intensity of the honey, dried apricot and candied fruit aromas that rise from the bouquet. The one-hectare vineyard is located at a high 450 meters above sea level. The fruit is left to dry on the vines, and only when Botrytis...
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 3 months. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious.
The new denomination “Sant'Antimo” is allowed only to wines obtained from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing preciousness that is its own. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from grapes produced in the Col d'Orcia area, 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.
James Suckling 91 points. "White peach, lemon, apple and sliced pear on the nose. Medium bodied with a juicy , fruity and fresh palate. Bright finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
WINERY NOTE: Sicily can be appreciated not only for its red wines, but also for the whites and international varieties offered. Chardonnay is perhaps the one that has the best adaptability among all non-native white grape varieties. In this wine, the varietal notes are brought into the spotlight and the good acidity characteristic of this grape gives it a freshness that also makes it ideal for ageing. Label drawn by Alberta Ferretti. Tasting notes: Straw-yellow and transparent, the wine is characterised by a full and fresh nose, with hints of yellow peach and pineapple. In the mouth the wine displays freshness, drinking pleasantness and a...
An unusual mix of 65% Trebbiano and 35% Malvasia. All hand picked grapes then fermented with natural ambient yeasts in clay amphoras to retain as much freshness as possible. Aromas of sage and bergamoth intertwine, leading to a crisp, refreshing finish. Very different and very good.
WINERY NOTE: Felice is our Moscato d'Asti, extremely pleasant, sweet but refreshing. Its moderate alcohol content and its elegant effervescence make it particularly suitable for any convivial and holiday occasion. It is great as an aperitif or cocktail wine. Tasting notes Color: straw yellow. Aromatic Profile: fruity and floral, notes of lychee, grapefruit and white peach. Scents of acacia flower and wild sage. Taste: elegantly sweet with light effervescence, fresh and clean finish.
Favorita is what they call the Vermentino grape in Piemonte. The grapes are hand harvested and 10% fermented in barrel to add complexity and weight to the finished wine. Bright yellow colour, the overwhelming aromatic is of freshly cut white flowers. The palate has hints of stone fruit and a touch of citrus. Crisp, dry finish. Although mainly consumed whilst young, the wine has structure to cellar for 5-8 years. Serve as cold as you like.
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 bead that makes it suitable both as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to fried vegetable or fish platters.
Falstaff Magazine Vermentino Trophy 2020. Made by famed winemaker Dr Riccardo Cotarella. Colour: straw-yellow. Nose: elegant and intriguing on the nose, with aromas of white flowers, hazelnuts and herbs, with a delicate salty nuance. Palate: it expresses a nice fruity bouquet and balanced freshness on the palate. The finish is savory and mineral. Established in the 1940s, Sardus Pater has long been focused on paying tribute to the history of the island it calls home. Each label features images of ancient Sardinia relics and their wine is created with traditional winemaking methods in mind. This Vermentino is classic Sardinian, from the...
Made by famed winemaker Dr Riccardo Cotarella. Colour: straw-yellow. Nose: on the nose has a particularly fine bouquet, floral and fruity with notes of white peach and elderflower. Palate: ample and velvety, with a good balance between fruity aromas and freshness. Finishes with mineral hints. Vermentino is a white wine varietal indigenous to Sardinia but also known by other names in Italy and France. One common feature of all forms is most obviously their refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and a whiff of saline minerality. Serve ice cold. The name refers to Sant’Antioco Island and to the South...
Classic textbook pinot grigio at its best. Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for Pinot Gris. Although the two names refer to a single grape variety, the wine styles they represent are clearly distinct from one another. The difference between Pinot Grigio wines and Pinot Gris wines is so clear and well-established that the two are often treated as if they were two distinct varieties. The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed "Greej") and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are "light", "crisp" and "dry". These...
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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