Winery: Founded in 1899 by Christian Schrott, a member of the Austrian Parliament, Cantina Tramin is one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige, northern Italy. The cooperative consists of 250 hectares cultivated by 300 growers; 75% of their production stays within Italy so when you find one of their wines make sure to get it!
Philosophy: To craft an “authentic expressions of a unique terroir, each bottle contains a compendium of philosophy of life and work: rigor, dedication, confidence and creativity”.
Winemaking: Grapes are cultivated by “growers who spend their time and passion between the vines, which in many cases were planted by their ancestors”. All vineyards are cultivated using sustainable practices; currently 15 hectares are cultivated with organic and biodynamic methods, with the goal of expanding these practices in the future. Vinified “in stainless steel tanks to preserve its minerality”.
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of lemon, honeysuckle and slate minerals. Vibrant lemon and apple flavours ran atop a nutty undercurrent, spicy white peppercorn and a bright acidity gave way to clean minerals in the crisp, dry finish.
Winery pairing suggestion: Salmon, sushi and pasta dishes. [I enjoyed it with kale/mushroom black rice and faux orange chicken.]
100% Pinot Grigio
Südtirol / Alto Adige
Bottled by Cantina Tramin
Enjoy now thru 2016