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Abbazia di Novacella Praepositus Kerner 2020

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Light golden yellow color with evident greenish reflections. Ripe peach, dried apricot, orange peel, ginger and elderflower. Juicy and powerful with delicate sweet and fruity notes on the finish.

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D 95

Peach, floral and apricot nose with some herbaceous notes of cut grass and blackcurrant leaves. Good concentration on the palate, with really crisp, clean and punchy ripe peach, passionfruit and cantaloupe flavours, alongside. refreshing acidity. Superb length, too. A very well made and very pleasing wine, showcasing a little-known grape.

JS 92
James Suckling

With its bright blackcurrant, kiwi and passion-fruit character, this could easily be mistaken for a sauvignon blanc! However, on the palate the wine is too creamy and restrained for that, with a very satisfying balance of ripe fruit and elegant acidity, a touch of minerality beautifully underlining this at the long, polished finish.

W&S 92
Wine & Spirits

Slatey mineral notes underline this wine’s flavors of white peach and tart lime. The wine’s initially lean profile fleshes out with time in the glass to take on riper stonefruit flavors and warm spice accents that lend depth and dimension.

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Abbazia di Novacella, Italy
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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 Valley grape varieties. The long drawn-out ripening period extending well into the autumn is crucial. The most widely-grown vines in our vineyards around Vahrn just north of Brixen are Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner.

The monastery also owns vineyards in the warm central region of South Tyrol which supply the red grapes. They include the full-bodied, savoury Lagrein from the Mariaheim vineyard in Bolzano/Bozen and red wines from the Marklhof estate in the cool rolling hills of Girlan to the south of Bolzano where the grapes are harvested, crushed and the wines matured. The wines include Vernatsch, Pinot Noir and the lusciously sweet Rosenmuskateller ('Rose Muscat', the name deriving from the variety's typical scent of roses).

With over 850 years of experience coupled with state-of-the-art winemaking technology, top-class expertise and the enormous enthusiasm the wines generate among our employees, we succeed in producing wines bursting with flavour and varietal character year after year, to the joy of wine-lovers worldwide.

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A mountainous northern Italian region heavily influenced by German culture, Trentino-Alto Adige is actually made up of two separate but similar regions: Alto Adige and Trentino.

Trentino, the southern half, is primarily Italian-speaking and largely responsible for the production of non-native, international grapes. There is a significant quantity of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Merlot produced. But Trentino's native and most unique red variety, Teroldego, while still rare, is gaining popularity. It produces a deeply colored red wine rich in wild blackberry, herb, coffee and cocoa.

The rugged terrain of German-speaking Alto Adige (also referred to as Südtirol) focuses on small-scale viticulture, with great value placed on local varieties—though international varieties have been widely planted since the 1800s. Sheltered by the Alps from harsh northerly winds, many of the best vineyards are at extreme altitude but on steep slopes to increase sunlight exposure.

Dominant red varieties include the bold, herbaceous Lagrein and delicate, strawberry-kissed, Schiava, in addition to some Pinot Nero.

The primary white grapes are Pinot grigio, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc, as well as smaller plantings of Sauvignon blanc, Müller Thurgau. These tend to be bright and refreshing with crisp acidity and just the right amount of texture. Some of the highest quality Pinot grigio in Italy is made here.

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There are hundreds of white grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles.

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