• "Athesis" Metodo Classico Alto Adige DOC 2018 Brut

      “Athesis” Metodo Classico Alto Adige DOC 2018 Brut

      The grapes for this elegant Metodo Classico come from loose limestone soils with clay content from the Überetsch and Unterland regions. The three grape varieties are vinified separately, while being gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 14°-16°C. The wine is aged in stainless steel on the lees of the first fermentation until spring. Bright straw yellow, fine and persistent perlage, fruity aroma with a subtle yeasty note. Fresh, dry, very persistent on the palate with a pleasant aftertaste of dried fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      "With its aroma of freshly baked lemon pie and its satisfying balance of delicate creaminess with a refreshing, but by no means dominant acidity, this is an easy spumante to enjoy. Rather fine mousse underlines the clean, dry finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months bottle fermentation
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,18
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Athesis" Metodo Classico Rosé Alto Adige DOC 2017 Brut

      “Athesis” Metodo Classico Rosé Alto Adige DOC 2017 Brut

      Pale pink with orange reflections. Elegant, fine fragrance of flowers and roses, small red berries and herbs and the typical scent of bread and yeast. Very supple on the palate, fresh and forward, the acidity agile and the mousseux soft and fine. A mouthful of red berries and very broad herb and spice flavours are wonderfully enveloped by a fresh acidity that finishes this very long drop on a fruity, subtle tart note. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A pale copper orange-colored sparkling with aromas of toasted hazelnuts, dried citrus zest, currants and spiced apples. It's medium-bodied with tangy acidity and sleek, fine bubbles. Zesty and energetic with savory, salty notes. Dry." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months bottle fermentation
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 8,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Metodo Classico Alto Adige DOC 2016 Pas Dosé

      Metodo Classico Alto Adige DOC 2016 Pas Dosé

      Pas Dosé - here the normally added dosage is omitted, which after disgorgement determines not only the sugar content but also the style of the sparkling wine fermented in the bottle. Instead, the volume naturally lost during the years of bottle ageing is replaced by other wines of the house, which, however, do not further influence the sugar content. Thus we have here an extremely dry sparkling wine, which, however, in no way lacks volume, character and finely modelled taste nuances. straw yellow in the glass, bright fruits, herbs, citrus and wild flowers on the nose. In the drink, then, an impressively fine perlage and texture that reveals layers of spices, dried fruits and slightly salty components. Its creaminess and elegance is flanked by a well-proportioned, well-integrated and fresh acidity and delights into the full-bodied, lingering finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense brilliant lemon yellow with persistent perlage. Inviting nose, of rich yellow fruit with a hint of sea salt, dried citrus zest, light fumé, reverberating of green apple. Balanced on the palate with very well integrated perlage, spreads stylishly and elegantly over the tongue, coherent, crisp dry finish." Falstaff

      "Lovely aromatics of white flesh fruit, toast and a hint of honey, bright acidity and yellow plum on the palate." Decanter

      "A vinous, concentrated sparkling with aromas of dried pineapple, salted lemon and beeswax. Creamy on the palate with fine bubbles, bright acidity and saline quality. Bone dry." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Decanter :91 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Bianco, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 40 months bottle fermentation
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,27
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "1919" Metodo Classico Riserva Alto Adige DOC 2014 Extra Brut

      “1919” Metodo Classico Riserva Alto Adige DOC 2014 Extra Brut

      1919 is undisputedly the top product among Kettmeir's sparkling wines. Here, the entire expertise of the South Tyrolean company, which produces according to traditional bottle fermentation, unfolds. The Chardonnay base wine matures in wood, the Pinot Nero in stainless steel tanks. Both base wines are then blended and mature for at least 60 months in the bottle on the fine lees. The result is a concert for the senses: complex, multi-layered bouquet of citrus fruits, dried fruit and spices. Bread, smoke and minerals round off the exciting picture. On the palate, we are thrilled by this freshness and depth, which never give the impression that there is too much of everything here, but that everything is precisely dimensioned in its place. Tautness on the palate, a lively personality, fragrance, spice and sensuality are paired with a seriousness and room-filling presence that rightly places the 1919 among Italy's great Spumanti. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant, bright light gold with persistent perlage. In the nose very complex, of graphite, matchstick, candied lemon zest, in the reverberation of quince and toasted brown bread. On the palate compact and with crisp melting, dry course, seems very precise, slightly salty, cool fruit with mineral touch, nice arc." Falstaff

      "A mature, mouth-filling style of spumante with plenty of bruised-apple, candied-ginger and parmesan-cheese character. Rich and complex palate." James Suckling

      "Delicate nose of guava, passionfruit and honeydew melon, bone dry palate of lemon, green apple, peach and lifted, crisp acidity." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Decanter :92 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 60 months bottle fermentation
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 8,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,17
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakersKettmeir Trentino-Alto Adige
    Kettmeir

    In the past, it was the French who ruled the world of sparkling wines unchallenged with their champagne. Today, people reach for the Italian equivalent, the Metodo Classico - in Trentino, in Lombardy and also in South Tyrol. Franco Kettmeir recognised the potential of these bubbly wines and was one of the first to promote high-quality sparkling wine production according to the classic bottle fermentation method in South Tyrol.

    At first, he only produced according to the simpler tank/charmat method, until in 1992 he also ventured into the more refined technique of Metodo Classico. Since then, Kettmeir has only used the classic bottle fermentation method, also called Champagne method. "It may be the most complex way to produce sparkling wine, but it is also the most elegant," says the winery, because the very lengthy and elaborate production process is rewarded in the glass with unmistakable ripeness aromas and a particularly fine perlage and breed.

    The ultra-modern winery is situated in an impressive hilly location above Lake Kaltern in the village of Kaltern and was founded in 1919 by Franco's grandfather, Giuseppe Kettmeir. Since the end of the 1980s, the winery has belonged to the Santa Margherita wine group. Thanks to Franco's pioneering spirit, the South Tyrolean sparkling wine tradition experienced a long-awaited and significant upswing, which also led to Kettmeir's sparkling wine production becoming an important mainstay in only a short time.

    Cold north winds and warm south currents form the ideal basic conditions for terroir-derived sparkling wines. The selected Chardonnay, Blue and Pinot Blanc grapes come predominantly from higher slopes in the Überertsch, which are characterised by skeleton-rich clay and limestone gravel soils. One of the most important reasons for the continuing success, however, is the close relationship with the 60 winegrowers who have supplied the winery with high-quality grapes for several generations.

    Thanks to this long-standing collaboration, exquisite quality sparkling wines are produced that convey an appreciation for the surrounding landscape to the outside world. "Our focus is on South Tyrol," explains head enologist Josef Romen, "the wines are deeply connected to the area and that is the philosophy that has guided us from the beginning. We want you to feel the South Tyrol when you put your nose to the wine glass".

    In our opinion, Kettmeir's sparkling wines are the ideal ambassadors representing the territory and terroir. They prove from year to year that South Tyrol is not only famous for good white wines, but can also produce outstanding Metodo Classico. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1919
    • Owner: Gaetano and Stefano Marzotto
    • Oenologists: Josef Romen and Francesca De Vigili
    • Annual production: approx. 380,000 bottles
    • Area under vines: approx. 55 hectares
    • Conventional viticulture