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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2017 Product #33299 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2017 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2017

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, aromatic rose petals 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.  A refreshingly great value!

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2017 Product #33297 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2017 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2017

A stunning follow-up to the James Suckling 92 point 2016 edition!  As Wine Enthusiast said in their 90 point review of the 2010 Caldaro Pinot Grigio - the first vintage we introduced you to - "It's hard to imagine Pinot Grigio better than this."  Over the past five vintages, the wine has gone from strength to strength and is now firmly ensconced as our all-time Pinot Grigio champion - no other comes close.

The 2017 opens with creamy aromas of peach, lime skin, and white flowers.  Take a sip and you’ll find a wine that’s at once crisp and rich and bursting with green pear, apple, peach and citrus and a long, mouthwatering, saline-inflected finish.  Just about the perfect all-around white to have on hand this summer, it’s a great match with everything from Spring salads to fresh fish, spicy Thai or cilantro accented Vietnamese dishes.  Or, just sip it all by itself for a delightful and delicious refreshment break.  Pinot Grigio for people who like flavor in their wine and anyone who appreciates outstanding value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2015 Product #32237 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2015 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2015

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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2015 Product #31032 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2015 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2015

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.

"Kellerei Kaltern (Caldaro) does an excellent job with Pinot Bianco. This excellent value wine opens to bright fruit flavors and great mineral definition. The 2015 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial is executed in stainless steel, although 10% of the wine sees aging in large oak casks. The wine is tonic and bright with an impressive charge of fresh fruit and white peach." Wine Advocate 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $18.99/ea
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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2016 Product #33296 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2016 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2016

Pretty hard to argue with Wine Advoate's note here.  A great all-purpose white that's simply delightful to drink.

"Fresh apple and pear lift from the bouquet of the 2016 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial. Those bright primary aromas shift and evolve to reveal crushed mineral, oyster shell and other elegant mineral tones. Italian Pinot Bianco possesses that characteristic tightness of texture that bodes well for the future aging ability of this linear and straight-shooting wine. It ages mostly in stainless steel, with just 20% that goes into large oak casks. This is a great value in an Italian white wine."Wine Advocate 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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