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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2014 Product #30153 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2014

Schiava (also called Vernatsch or Trollinger) was actually the region’s most planted grape for many years – with 60% of total vineyard area – until Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay began to supplant it.  That’s too bad, because the light, crisp, and juicy red wines this local grape makes are fun to drink and pair well with a wide range of foods.

Reflecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of Alto Adige, the Schiava grape is called “Kalterersee” in the local dialect of the region around Lake Caldaro.  Grapes for this beauty grew on loamy, limestone gravel soils at 230-450 meters above the Lake and were fermented and aged entirely in tank. A delicious farmhouse red, loaded with red berry fruit, a hint of smoke, and a bright gentle finish.  Kind of like a ripe Chinon (but without the herbal notes), this is delicious with a light chill and shines with everyday foods and cured meats.  Great value, too.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014 Product #30464 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014

We confess to being huge fans of Kellerei Kaltern, the outstanding cooperative winery perched in the foothills of the Dolomites just outside Balzano, Italy.  The Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco from the hills sloping down to Lake Kaltern are mainstays here, but it's the lake-side reds that are most special to us.

Both the very popular Schiava and gutsier Lagrein bottlings rely on older vines, so the winery created this blend to feature younger vines (up to 30 years) of both.  The light-colored Schiava give this wonderful aromas and flavors of cherry, lilac, and rose petal while the more powerful Lagrein adds black raspberry, plum, and licorice notes.  Light - just 12.5% abv - but packs a big flavor punch.  Try it cool with a spread of cheese and cured meat and we think you'll be convinced!

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2014 Product #30108 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2014

New vintage, still delicious! For folks who like actual flavor in their crisp, refreshing, whites.  Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, crisp apple, peach, and tangerine here with an extra layer of complexity from notes of melon, blanched almond, and a lovely floral element.  A tad zestier and more mouthwatering than in the past, but just as clean, fresh, and salty-mineral on the juicy, fresh, finish.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2014 Product #30429 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2014

Lagrein is sort of the Dolcetto of Alto Adige, the bold but flexible everyday red that pairs perfectly with cheese, sausage and savory main courses.  This one's a beauty, ripe and dark and loaded with earthy cherry and plum fruit and bitter chocolate notes.  The texture is generous and round- making it a nice sipper - but bright acidity and fine tannins let it shine at table. Delicious and fine value!

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2014 Product #29948 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2014

Not sure what's in the water these days at this excellent co-op in the Alto Adige, but we know what's in the bottle - a LOT of quality for the money.  This is a stunning Pinot Blanc, bursting with crisp green and yellow fruit with juicy acids and a firm, focused, mineral finish.  More so even than its appealing, subtle, refreshing aromas and flavors, the texture and balance here is what is really impressive.  Occupying that perfect middle ground between a light quaffer like Muscadet and a more serious, richer oaked Chardonnay, this is perhaps the ultimate wine to pair with any crab dish, but impossible to resist on its own.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Gewurztraminer 2013 Product #30252 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Gewurztraminer 2013 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Gewurztraminer 2013

We think Wine Enthusiast's 89 point review for the 2012 is spot on for this new release, too. "Very elegant, it opens with refined aromas of rose petals, lychee and a hint of juicy citrus fruit. The full-bodied palate delivers ripe pink grapefruit and steely mineral notes accented with a spicy note of white pepper." A classy, pure, dry, Gewurtz to enjoy right now.

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