• "Riff" Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Riff” Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC 2018 (BIO)

      From the 2018 vintage, the popular RIFF Pinot Grigio delle Venezie is not only certified organic, but has also been given a new appearance by the Austrian artist Nanna Prieler. With a total of five different motifs in the segments of stylized ammonites the origin of the mountain landscape is told, on which today the vines stand for the Pinot Gris RIFF: From the ocean with its coral reefs to the unique terroir in which many fossils of former ocean inhabitants can still be discovered today.


      Bright bright yellow with greenish shimmer. The aroma is fine fruity, floral-mineral with delicate notes of southern fruits. The taste of RIFF Pinot Gris is precise, lively and fresh, with a medium body and a harmonious finish. A perfect companion for light Mediterranean dishes or simply solo on the balcony or terrace. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 4 months stainless steel tank on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 18,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 123 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Starters, white meats, poultry, pasta
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-006
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    • Kalterersee Classico Superiore Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Kalterersee Classico Superiore Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Kalterersee Auslese is a light ruby red, light wine with a low tannin content, which tastes pleasantly mild and fruity. Perfect with typical Tyrolean dishes such as bacon and sausage. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Merum:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: snack
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Pfeffersburger" Edelvernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      “Pfeffersburger” Edelvernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Edelvernatsch Schiava is a pretty cherry red with a peppery fruity bouquet, pleasant fullness and freshness on the palate and an invigorating finish. Perfect for dinner. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Sattel" Kalterersee Auslese Klassisch Alto Adige DOC 2018

      “Sattel” Kalterersee Auslese Klassisch Alto Adige DOC 2018

      The area around Lake Kaltern is probably the best known cultivation area for Vernatsch grapes. Only the most ripe grapes reach the ruby red Auslese. Violet, cherry and bitter almond in the Bouquet, harmoniously round and juicy the taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/large wooden barrel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 120 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,84
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Merus" Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      “Merus” Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Bright, sparkling ruby with a fine shimmer. Attractive, fresh nose with cherry, pomegranate, fine violet notes. Juicy and clear, floats over the tongue and shows a nice fruit, good length. Please top up! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Kalterersee Auslese Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Kalterersee Auslese Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Delicate fruity bouquet with notes of ripe cherries and bitter almonds. Strong, fresh and well structured taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/wood barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,60 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2018

      This Schiava has a typical fruity bouquet of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. On the palate fruity mineral and of firm, slender structure. A fresh companion for every day. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Bacon, sausage and Schuettel bread
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Vernatsch (Schiava) Rosso Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Vernatsch (Schiava) Rosso Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Brilliant ruby red with purple reflections. Fine fragrance in the nose with hints of pepper and violet. The drink is velvety, balanced, juicy and dry. Lightly chilled, the perfect summer and barbecue companion. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 11,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,45 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Light pasta dishes, white meats, antipasti
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      8,95 €
    • St. Magdalener Classico Alto Adige DOC 2018

      St. Magdalener Classico Alto Adige DOC 2018

      Ruby red colour, delicate scent of almonds, violets and roses. On the palate it reminds of red cherries and raspberries, full and velvety. A very drunk red for every day. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Vernatsch, 10% Lagrein
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,66
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • St. Magdalener Alto Adige DOC 2018

      St. Magdalener Alto Adige DOC 2018

      St. Magdalener, popularly known as the "Queen of Vernatsch", is a very fruity red wine from the autochthonous Vernatsch grape. The delicate and powerful structure offers great drinking pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 90% Vernatsch, 10% Lagrein
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 125 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,79
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Hexenbichler" Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      “Hexenbichler” Vernatsch Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Hexenbichler is a popular red from predominantly Vernatsch with varieties such as Klein-, Mittel-, and Grauvernatsch as well as a small part Lagrein and Pinot Nero. Pleasantly full, persistent and round. The great harmony is due to the low yields and the (formerly usual) variety diversity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Medium-bright red; reductive-fruity; certain fruit, salty, quite astringent, good length." Merum

      "The 2017 Alto Adige Schiava Hexenbichler opens to a classic color for the grape that is ruby with pale garnet highlights. The bouquet flows forth with wild berry aromas backed by flinty tones of ash and tar. The Schiava grape often shows those dark, slightly reductive aromas. In fact, this is a difficult grape to make into wine, especially if you are intent on keeping the bouquet so pristine. Shorter maceration times and careful pump-overs help to achieve these results. This is a very nice expression." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:89 points
      • Merum:
      • Grape Variety: Vernatsch with a small portion of Lagrein and Pinot Noir
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: mild cheeses, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Lagrein Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Lagrein Alto Adige DOC 2017

      Autochthonous South Tyrolean, which smells like violets and blackberries and tastes like velvet on holiday. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Lagrein
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel/big wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: dark meat, hard cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01092417 · 0,75 l · 11,99 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping4 units available

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    About the region
    Trentino-South Tyrol
     

    A double region with a huge variety.

    South Tyrol and Trentino form a common region with the autonomous provinces of Trento in the south and Bolzano in the north. While in Trentino Italian is spoken predominantly, in South Tyrol German is the main language. In Trentino it is warmer and drier than in South Tyrol, Lake Garda provides a milder climate. Small family businesses dominate in South Tyrol, large cooperatives in Trenino. There are also clear differences between the grape varieties. In Trentino red grape varieties dominate, in South Tyrol white ones.

    In Trentino, there are almost 10,000 hectares of vineyards - mainly in the Adige and Sarca valleys - about 70% of which are DOC wines. Around the picturesque city of Trento, fruity wines from the Schiava grape (Vernatsch), from Lambrusco, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling Italico (Welschriesling), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay thrive, which - just like in South Tyrol and part of Veneto - are labelled under the collective name Valdadige DOC. Other DOC areas are Trentino DOC, Teroldego Rotaliano (for the excellent red wines from the Teroldego grape), Caldaro/Kalterersee DOC, in which Trentino also has a share, and Casteller DOC (primarily for red wines from Vernatsch, Merlot and Lambrusco).

    Not only sparkling wines in the Trento DOC.

    A northern Italian speciality (also in Veneto) is the red grape variety Marzemino, praised in Mozart's Don Giovannis, which produces a red wine full of character, velvety and full-bodied. A rarity are the elegant white wines from the Nosiola vine (e.g. Elisabetta Foradori) grown only in Trentino.

    In addition to these still wines, Trento DOC also produces numerous fine sparkling wines according to the traditional method of bottle fermentation (Spumante Metodo Classico). Very fine mousseaux and mineral spice make the TrentoDOC, as it is now called, very expressive. A separate institute monitors the qualities of the now 45 producers, above all the successors of Giulio Ferrari, who began producing sparkling wines from Chardonnay in 1902 following the models of Champagne. Ferrari (today family Lunelli) is one of the best Italian sparkling wines and is also internationally highly successful.

    Some of the best wines from Trentino, however, are virtually unknown to us because they come from small family vineyards with only a few hectares of cultivation in the side valleys, such as the bizarrely beautiful Val di Cembra. Probably one of the next DOC or DOCG regions with famous mineral and elegant wines.

    South Tyrol: Variety of vines on steep slopes. Mountain and Pergl.

    In South Tyrol, the approximately 5,500 hectares of vineyards are located almost without exception at an altitude of over 500 metres, in some areas even up to almost 1,000 metres above sea level. Almost all the way on steep slopes and hills in the Adige Valley between Meran and Salurn, as well as in the Eisack Valley between Bolzano and Bressanone, with smaller cultivated areas in the Vintschgau. The climate, like the soils, is quite different. Alpine growing regions with extreme temperature differences in the north and an almost moderate climate with Mediterranean influence alternate. Rocky, barren primary rock soils, volcanic porphyry soils, calcareous plateaus and alluvial plains of the wide river valleys, in which almost all rock formations have been mixed over the centuries by constant erosion, make the cultivation of a variety of grape varieties possible. Many vineyards are planted in traditional pergola (in South Tyrolean dialect: Pergl) education. 98% of all South Tyrolean wines have DOC status. This makes South Tyrol by far the region with the highest proportion of DOC in Italy.

    The number one grape variety in South Tyrol is the Vernatsch (Schiava) with around 1,300 hectares, which has experienced a true renaissance in recent years. North of Bolzano he is also called "St. Magdalene"around Kaltern he is also known as a "Lake Kaltern" is called. It's identical to the German Trollinger, which probably came from "Tirolinger" and so actually the origin Tirol contained. Behind it follow the Traminer (Gewürztraminer) - the small South Tyrolean town of Tramin, situated between Trento and Bolzano, is regarded as the home of the Gewürztraminer (Traminer Aromatico) - and the Lagrein, which is cared for and cultivated around Bolzano, with about 500 hectares each. From it the Lagrein Kretzer, a sparkling rosé wine, as well as the tannin-rich Lagrein Dunkel are produced.

    Among the DOC vine variety wines are also full-bodied Chardonnays, fine Rieslings and occasionally even Grüner Veltliner as well as excellent red wines from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Also Weißburgunder (Pinot Bianco), Grauburgunder (Pinot Grigio) and Sauvignon Bianco are widespread - some of them are among the best white wines in Italy - some even mature internationally because they are extremely storable. The old Müller-Thurgau variety, which we regard as rather boring, also produces racy, mineral white wines that are on the menu in almost every good restaurant throughout Italy.

    A distinction must be made between these DOC varietal wines and the classic geographical DOC wines. The most famous DOC to be mentioned here is Lake Caldaro (Lago di Caldaro). As in the DOC areas of Bolzano Leiten (Colli di Bolzano), Merano Hills (Meranese di Collina) and Santa Maddalena (Sankt Magdalener), almost only Vernatsch is cultivated here. The red wines are popular because of their freshness, lightness and simplicity. Many plants that do not wish to use DOC designations are sold under the common DOC Etschtaler (Italian: Valdadige), as in Trentino. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Trento - Trento
    • Provinces: Trento, Bolzano
    • Vineyard: approx. 15,500 hectares (10,000 Trentino, 5,500 South Tyrol)
    • Total production/year: approx. 115 million litres
    • of which red/rosé wine: approx. 35 million litres
    • of which white wine: approx. 80 million litres
    • Share of Italian wine-growing: approx. 2.2%.

    The double region Trentino/Alto Adige comprises 9 DOC, marked with * are cross-regional DOCs, which extend from South Tyrol to Trentino or Veneto.

    • South Tyrol DOC
    • Casteller DOC
    • Delle Venezie DOC*
    • Lake Caldaro/ Caldaro/ Kalterersee/ Kalterer DOC
    • Teroldego Rotaliano DOC
    • Trentino DOC
    • Trento DOC
    • Valdadige/Etschtaler DOC*
    • Valdadige Terradeiforti/Terradeiforti DOC*