Tasting Notes: Stone fruit, Apple, Mineral, Nutmeg
This estate represents the joint efforts of two of Alto Adige’s most historic coops—Santa Magdalena, est. 1930 and Cantina Gries, est. 1908 after they merged in the 60s. What stands out with Bolzano is the good nature of everyone that works there combined with a borderline militaristic commitment to quality and tradition. Their winemaking team has identified key targets for their growers from phenolic ripeness, to acid to yield per acre and they created massive incentives for growers to aim for quality over quantity.
The variety Kerner is a hybrid of Schiava and Riesling. This wine is sourced from the cantina’s very highest vineyards, all over 600 meters above sea level up to 800 meters. The palate is fresh, vibrant, creamy, and medium bodied with smooth acidity and strong flavors of lemon, peach, pear, apple, mineral, spice and a hint of petrol. This wine is perfect companion for light appetizers, freshwater fish, steamed seafood, and outstanding as an aperitif.