Eisacktaler Kellerei - Cantina Valle Isarco - Gruner Veltliner label
Eisacktaler Kellerei - Cantina Valle Isarco - Gruner Veltliner bottle

Eisacktaler Kellerei - Cantina Valle Isarco - Gruner Veltliner 2020

White Wine

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Item# 83189-20

Product Ratings

James Suckling 92pt

Estate

Cantina Valle Isarco is located in the Isarco Valley, the northernmost wine producing area of Alto Adige. The winery incorporates 135 families as grower members and has an exceptional reputation for high quality white wines. The special microclimate of this region, with hot summer days and fresh nights at vintage time, makes sure that the grapes reach maturity with a high sugar content. The light and gravelly soils contain lots of minerals which provide these wines with strong character and incomparable typicality and elegance. This is why the vine-growers of the Valle Isarco have specialized in the cultivation of white grapes, it is the ideal climate for these local grape varieties.

The youngest winery of note in Alto Adige, Cantina Valle Isarco was founded in 1961 at Maso Reinthaler. Unfortunately, the initial winery burnt down in 1962 and was then replaced by a new modern winery in 1975. The 135 members benefit from altitudes ranging from 300m – 1000m, excellent soils and climate for producing expressive wines with wonderful individual varietal character. For the most part, as a result of the steep slopes on which the vineyards lie, picking is almost entirely done by hand.

The Isarco Valley offers one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Alto Adige, with its majestic mountains dotted by alpine farmhouses, castles, monasteries, villages, magnificent chestnut groves and, above all, terraced vineyards enclosed within neat low stone walls. The people are accustomed to working the predominantly steep mountain slopes, tending their vineyards at heights of up to 950m. It is primarily, this variety that commands respect and keeps alive the valley people’s attachment to their unique natural surroundings.

Food pairing

Soft cheeses, fish -based appetizers, white meat fricassees, poached or grilled fish

Tasting notes

Color: From greenish–yellow to light yellow
Nose: Delicate, with pleasant floral sensations
Palate: Dry, spiced, fruity, fresh
Food pairings: Soft cheeses, white meat fricassees, poached or grilled fish

Technical data

Alcohol Content 13.5 % vol
Residual Sugar 2.4 g/l
Acidity 6.8 g/l
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Grüner Veltliner
ALTITUDE 400 - 750 m
POSITION AND SOIL Gravelly, skeleton-rich alluvial soils containing diorite and quartz phyllite.

Vinification

Delicate processing and crushing, controlled-temperature fermentation and ageing on fine lees in stainless steel tanks, no malolactic fermentation.