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Kuenhof 2019 Kaiton Sudtirol Eisacktaler Riesling, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Available:  Only 11 left in stock $34.99
Size: 750.00ml
Kuenhof, owned by Peter and Brigitte Pliger, is one of the best white wine estates in Italy. Their steep, stony vineyards are in the part of the South Tyrol called the Val d'Isarco (or Eisacktal), not far from the border with Austria. The Pligers farm organically, tending towards the biodynamic approach but not in fact biodynamic. The grapes are picked in October, sometimes as late as the end of October. The wines are fermented using only indigenous yeasts (which take between a month and four months to finish the fermentation), aged in stainless steel and acacia-wood (30%) vessels, and bottled shortly before the following harvest. All the wines are bottled under screwcap, which means that each bottle will taste the way the winemaker intended. (Pliger is proud of his switch to screwcaps.) The Pliger’s Riesling vines were brought in from France, Germany and other producers in the Alto Adige. Riesling is now making a name for itself in Italy, and Pliger's 'Kaiton' bottling is one of the best. Lime-peel, flowers, petrol and an almost electric mineral character make this wine very exciting to drink. Bright balance of acidity and fruit. The name Kaiton is of Celtic origin, and was the name for the area around the estate.

Varietal: Riesling

Vintage: 2019

Wine Type: White