GRAPE VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARD LOCATION: The hills of Kurtatsch
CHARACTERISTICS: Yellow with green reflections
COLOR: Greenish-yellow to straw yellow
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: With vegetable pastries and all asparagus dishes; also drunk as an aperitif.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-11° C. (50-52° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: Sauvignon Blanc was introduced to Alto Adige toward the end of the nineteenth century, and it was long regarded as a clumsy, almost "unmanageable" white wine which, with the wrong choice of location, woul d disappoint the winemaker's expectations. But especially in the lower, warmer areas, it takes on a broad, portly body. The Sauvignon Blanc vines prefer well-ventilated slopes such as the area around Kurtatsch at an elevation 400 to 600 meters (1,300 to 2,000 feet). The constant breeze over the nearby Adige River exerts a climate-regulating influence. The deep soils that are at times greatly pervaded with gravel produce a filigree sort of Sauvignon Blanc that has a balanced, juicy effect upon the palate. The lively acidity that never wanes gives the body a sharp contour.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 12.50 %
yr. 2014 Wine Enthusiast:
89 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Kurtatsch - Cortaccia Sauvignon" the vintage 2014 on 01.01.2016 with 89 of 100 points.
The Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important winegrowing cooperatives in South Tyrol and is located in the small municipality of Kurtatsch in the heart of the Überetsch region. The history of the winery goes back to 1900, when a few local winegrowers joined forces to produce wine together.
Today, the Kurtatsch Winery has around 200 members who cultivate over 20 different grape varieties on a total of around 190 hectares of vineyards. The winery relies on sustainable cultivation of the vineyards, which is supported by the use of modern technologies and careful manual work by the winegrowers.
The result is wines of the highest quality that regularly win awards at national and international competitions. The Kurtatsch winery is particularly well known for its white wines, first and foremost the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay and the Gewürztraminer. But also the red wines of the winery, such as the Lagrein or the Vernatsch, convince with their intensity and their balanced structure.
In addition to the high quality of its wines, the Kurtatsch Winery also stands out for its innovative strength. For example, it received an award for its "Cold Cellar" project, which significantly reduced the winery's energy consumption with the help of solar panels and geothermal energy.
All in all, the Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important addresses for wines South Tyrol and stands for a successful combination of tradition and modernity, manual work and technology, as well as quality and sustainability.
Grown in the calcareous soils of the cool rolling hills around Appiano, Sauvignon develops elegance and an abundance of captivating aromas reminiscent of elderflower, gooseberry and delicately scented herbs.
The Sauvignon is good as aperitif, with not too heavy starters and most fish dishes. A special combination is Sauvignon with asparagus. Therefore the Sauvignon is also called "Spargelwein" (Wine for Asparagus).
Pinot Bianco is part of the Burgundian Pinot family and is related to Pinot Grigio and the principal grape of Pinot family, Pinot Noir. As a wine, Pinot Blanc feels fresh and rich yet dry. It has a greenish yellow to light yellow color and light scents of green apple. The wine also shows a complex nutty flavor and hints of green leaves. It feels balanced between richness of texture and bright acidity.
Pinot Bianco, has compact bunches of small greenish grapes. It is the most widespread white grape variety in the Alto Adige. A delicate aroma, slight apple blossom bouquet and a lively palate make Pinot Bianco the ideal aperitif wine or an excellent accompaniment for white meat and fish.
Pfefferer Pink - 2020 - Colterenzio Winery
Lagrein Rosè is a wine with a pink colour up to a clear ruby with delicate and agreeable perfume. The taste is fresh and stimulating. It is combined well with substantial appetizers, smoked fish and white meats.