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Kaltern Kalterersee Cl. Sup. Quintessenz 2018

Kaltern Kalterersee Cl. Sup. Quintessenz

2018
90+
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A winery which is changing completely, undergoing conversion to organic and biodynamic, is that of K...

14.30

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Kaltern Kalterersee Cl. Sup. Quintessenz 2018

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

A winery which is changing completely, undergoing conversion to organic and biodynamic, is that of Kaltern. This is probably the most representative winery of the Lake Caldaro area, between Trentino and Alto Adige, where Schiava is considered the most typical red grape variety in the area. Here 800 members work for a total of 480 hectares of vineyards, which guarantee constant quality from the best plots in the region.

A grape variety usually considered "minor", Schiava, while maintaining its characteristics of pleasantness, knows how to be like a grand lady in some South Tyrolean amphitheatres. The Lake Caldaro area is one of the best examples. And, not surprisingly, the winery has decided to place a Schiava in its upper line, Quintessenz, the result of the selection of the best grapes and the most suitable vineyards.

The Schiava Quintessenz undergoes malolactic fermentation and rests for six months in its own yeasts in concrete and wooden containers: these are the clear indicators of Kaltern's desire to ennoble the vine to a higher rank. Brilliant ruby ​​red, it has a fruity bouquet with aromas of cherry, raspberry and strawberry, and with light hints of almond. On the palate it gives ground to a full and sapid entrance, with soft tannins that give the wine roundness and persistence. The fruity finish is harmoniously consistent with the bouquet. The perfect companion, even between meals, it goes well with appetizers and typical Tyrolean specialties such as speck and cured meats, as well as white meat and fresh cow milk cheeses.

Food pairing

Formaggio fresco / Speck / Carni bianche / Antipasti

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Brillante
  • Bouquet:Ciliegia / Lampone / Fragola / Mandorla fresca
  • Mouth:Fruttato / Persistente / Sapido / Pieno / Tannino setoso

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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