Opening with notes of peach and green apple on the nose with a mineral elegance. The palate is robust, with markedly lively acidity through a persistent finish. Cellar for up to 6-8 years.
The fruit is sourced from vines planted between 550-750m asl on fossil-rich, gravelly, shallow alluvial soils containing diorite. Delicate crushing after a short period of skin contact followed by controlled temperature fermentation in large acacia wood barrels and the other half in stainless steel tanks. No MLF (malolactic fermentation) and seven months on fine lees
Elderflower, sliced apple, apricot stone and lemon curd on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a juicy, creamy palate. Smooth, succulent and fleshy. Delicious now.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (August 2021)
Aromatic, with a honey, white stone fruit and acacia blossom nose, palate of spiced green fruit and a racy acidity.
94 points and Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Eisacktaler Kellerei was founded in a traditional vine-growing area of the Alto Adige. Cantina Valle Isarco is the youngest wine-making cooperative in the region. Today, its premium white wines have already become famous both at home and abroad.
The Cantina’s first site was located in the celebrated cellars of the Reinthalerhof estate. Anton Gfader, its owner, was named its first manager by the 24 founding members. After a fire ravaged the old Reinthalerhof estate in the winter of 1962, the executive office of the Cantina decided to purchase the ruins and set up a new, modern, efficient production facility.
In 1975, however, a major snowstorm crushed the production building at the facility, so the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco moved to its current headquarters, which can be easily reached from the Chiusa motorway exit and from the Brennero state highway. In 2005, a new production facility was built at the Chiusa site, and the old plant was given a general restoration.
At present, the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco has 130 members from 11 municipalities: Varna, Bressanone, Funes/Tiso, Velturno, Chiusa, Laion, Castelrotto, Villandro, Barbiano, Fié and Renon.