Abbazia di Novacella Praepositus Sylvaner 2010

White Wine from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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Item No. 114006
  • white wine
  • ST91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Praepositus is the winery's premium line, a selection of the very best fruit. Light yellow color with green highlights. Lovely detail and nuance in a layered expression of fresh fruit (sliced melon and pear), spices and light citrus and honey flavors on the finish. Great length and complexity with a decisive dry taste.

Perfect for antipasti, salads, pastas with vegetable based sauces, oven baked fish and goat cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Straw-green. Lively, nuanced aromas of green apple, white stone fruit and delicate peppery herbs. Broad, fresh and dry in the mouth, with minerally, almost austere flavors of stone fruits, green apple, mint and lime. Very pure and fresh on the long finish, which is less herbal than usual but very satisfying and varietally accurate. Excellent. The Praepositus line of wines is the top end for Novacella, made from lower-yielding vineyards and riper grapes."
91 Points

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The Augustinian Canons Regular monastery of Neustift is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft - 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense aromas and flavours as well as fruity, mouth-watering acidity found in our wines produced from the typical white Eisack...

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Learn About Trentino-Alto Adige

(tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay) The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on...

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