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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Greenish-golden yellow color. Fruity, peach, tropical fruit tones. Elegant, aromatic, fresh, sapid, well-structured and persistent on the palate.
Servie with fish and seafood dishes, rice and pasta dishes with vegetables.
"The 2008 Riesling needs a bit of time to open up yet it remains rather reticent, with occasional hints of apples and jasmine that come through. Today it is quite similar to the Veltiner in its distinctly floral qualities. This is one of the few Alto Adige whites that actually needs bottle age; the 2006, which I tasted alongside the 2008, was in a much more expressive place, with all of the typical varietal Riesling notes on full display. Readers who can wait won't be disappointed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.
Kofererhof is located in Valle Isarco, one of the most privileged spots in Alto Adige for intensely focused, mineral-driven whites. Proprietor Gunther Kerschbaumer began estate-bottling his own wines with the 1995 vintage, and since then Kofererhof has emerged as one of Italy's most exciting properties. Unfortunately only a few of the 2008s were in bottle as we went to press, but I hope to be able to taste the rest of the estate's current releases in the near future.
The Wine Advocate
Gunter Kerschbaumer is an unusually talented young man who makes some of Italy's best white wines. Unbelievably good sylvaner, Muller-Thurgau and kerner arise from splendidly situated vineyards at close to 700 meters above sea level. These are wines that will put to rest any preconceived notions you may have on those grapes. His riesling is quickly becoming one of the best Italian...Read More About Kofererhof
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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...Read More About Trentino-Alto Adige
The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow
and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling
is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this
variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity.
Most popular in...Read More About Riesling
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