Tasting Notes: The first vintage of this single-vineyard wine, grown at 700 meters above the sea on Monte Portella with northern exposure. Due to the quality of the vintage pressed for the first time. Arenaria is a mineral rich sandstone formation with marl, quartz and light clay. Here Eduardo leaves the volcanic soil into an area which among the locals is called the "White Land." Planted with 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% other local varieties, some of which are over 70 years old. 20 days without Temperature control in concrete vats carefully macerated and fermented. Further aging for 11 months in 500 and 600 liter tonneau, as well as concrete vats. A Nerello with a lot of depth and complexity that will still need some time. will need some time. Very angular, fresh, tart and some tannin. The red-fruited, mineral nose is promising and shows the potential of this terroir wine.
Tasting Notes: Over 13 different grape varieties that grow together. The grapes are harvested and vinified together. Almost forgotten grape varieties such as Furmint and Heunisch come to life in this wine. The different degrees of ripeness of the grape material make this wine so diverse. While with "aromatic grape varieties" such as Muscat or Riesling, precision is sought, this is not the goal with this wine: you will find Golden Delicious apple notes, quince, a certain hay aroma in addition to floral notes (which probably originate in Furmint). This exciting wine is carried by a harmonious acidity and an almost salty minerality.
Tasting Notes: Fresh, vinous and of great elegance, a subtle, fine and straightforward wine that lends taste and full dignity to a grape variety that has been mistreated by the South Tyrolean territory.
Tasting Notes: Rich and classy, precise and sustained, spices, exotic and candied fruit, it reveals itself full and pulpy in the mouth, keeping elegant and balanced thanks to a great acidity and iodine traits.
Producer: Cidrerie A. Heftig Grape: Engishofer Apfel Color: - Sparkling: Pet Nat Vintage: 2020 Country: Switzerland Region: Swiss German Region Subregion: Thurgau Alcohol: 4.7% Aging in wood: No Soil: - Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: One year of skin contact has granted the wine an earthy, edgy, complex structure. Super herbal and a strong vermut aroma, yellow apple and a nice long finish. It’s definitely a crazy one!
Tasting Notes: This Grüner Veltliner remains for over 2 years in old (neutral) wooden barrels -in the restored vaulted cellar- on the full yeast and is then drawn to the bottle unfiltered with minimal addition of sulfur. Pale golden yellow, multi-layered nose of apricot roast, yeasty spice with a phenolic touch, hints of dried wild thyme and fresh hay. On the palate a creamy texture from yeast aging, but immediately a savory acidity sets in with a fine pepper spice, plus some salty bread crust, quince and grapefruit zest, extremely good draw with proud length, massive finish.
Tasting Notes: Proud and elegant red. Pleasant and fine in the mouth, it reveals all its Mediterranean character. A compact, spherical and very long wine, in the words of Arianna "the synthesis of my Sicily".
Tasting Notes: Intense garnet red, on the nose complex notes of black cherries, raspberries and red plums as well as slight hints of blackberries, blackcurrants, mint and mineral spices, velvety soft on the palate, lively and aromas of plum, cocoa and vanilla, the tones of wood are evident, but very well balanced, elegant, fruity and mineral finish. For Haalde, the grapes are fermented together with the stems. The corresponding grapes come from 35-year-old vineyards. Haalde is a wine for Pinot fanatics!
Tasting Notes: The name says it right up front: With the Hidden Treasures projects, Roland Velich searches for hidden treasures that he wants to bring out of their slumber with a respective partner winemaker in order to grant them the attention they deserve. Hidden Treasure Project No. 2 is particularly worth discovering: In collaboration with Tamas Kis from Somlo, a completely dry white wine blended from Hárslevelü, Furmint and Welschriesling has now found its way into the bottle. The wine shows with drive and precise structure, how much tension the terroir of this 2nd project produces.
Producer: Markus Ruch Grape: Müller Thurgau Color: Orange Sparkling: - Vintage: 2020 Country: Switzerland Region: Swiss German Region Subregion: Klettgau Alcohol: 12.5% Aging in wood: No Soil: Limestone Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: Golden yellow color with greenish and amber reflections, the nose hints of pear cider, the palate is quite dry, beautiful acidic structure, scents of herbs, medium-long finish, but powerful.
Tasting Notes: Pirrera is a site located at 850 meters, once overgrown with Nerello Masacelese and 10% local varieties that Eduardo has re-cultivated. The name of the Contrada comes from a historic quarry dating back to 1614, whose stones can be found here. The vines are on average 50 years old. Fermented spontaneously, partially with stems and stalks and without temperature control in concrete barrels, it was then aged for 16 months in a 2500 liter Slavonian oak barrel. In this wine you can feel even more lightness and finesse, especially the cool freshness of the high altitude.
Tasting Notes: Eduardo wasn't allowed to use the vineyard name because the site is too high to fall within DOC Etna Rosso rules, so he named it after the local road Quota Nave! It's fresh and juicy with hints of roses, red berries, minerals and dusty earth.
Tasting Notes: Spontaneous fermentation and maceration on the skins for 40 days in stainless steel and cement vats. Aging in used French oak barriques for the necessary time. La Stoppa's Riostoppa is a fleshy red wine with body and volume. Soft and with great fruit, salt and acidity keep the drink high with the help of a velvety and soft tannin. Of great strength and length.
Tasting Notes: Even in the warm exceptional year 2018, the Selvenenen shows, in addition to its full, dense structure, a juicy acidity, a lot of freshness and an impressive elegance. Sour cherry, blackberry, pepper and cloves.
Tasting Notes: Straw yellow color with orange patterns. Warm and volcanic bouquet, it has sweet and citrus notes with deep and mineral hints of pumice stone. Mouthfeel intensely citric and full, candied and slight tannins, but well present and inviting.