• Niedrist Ignaz 2017 Sudtirol Kalterersee Auslese

This is quite pleasantly known in the region as the morning wine of the old folk, but we are quite happy to have it as an ethereal light bodied all purpose red. The color in the glass is translucent, and the nose is no different with light aromas of cherry, minerals, and a hit of earth. This is the Pierre Peters version of Alpine reds, all about the balance of what is there as opposed to the power on the palate. Pretty, light, just there flavors of dried cherry, spice, minerals, and soft fruits make this a lovely wine for the price. D&M Tasting Notes

The Wine Estate Niedrist is situated at the heart of the wine growing area of Oltradige in the Rungg district of Cornaiano. Ignaz and Elisabeth Niedrist cultivate their family estate with great dedication and passion. Careful, harmonized work on the vines and care of the soil, controlled yields and first-class sites are the main pillars in their drive for quality.

The Schiava grape has been cultivated in South Tyrol since the Late Middle Ages. Up to the mid-1980s, it was the predominant variety in the region. Since then, increased interest in white wines and full-bodied reds has led to a downturn in the area under cultivation.

In the past, two areas proved to be particularly suitable for the Schiava grape: the Santa Maddalena hill north of Bolzano for a full-bodied, full-flavored wine and the area around Lake Caldaro for a more playful variety with softer fruit flavors.

In the early years of our winery, Schiava was absent from our range of wines. But the decision to clear an 80-year-old vineyard in the neighborhood gave us an idea: We took cuttings from the best of the Schiava vines and planted them in our own vineyard. Today they deliver the grapes that form the basis of our Schiava – together with a few percent complementary varieties (Negrara, “Gschlofne”, etc.) which were blended with the wines on Lake Caldaro in the past and today are minor components in the Schiava DOC. Winery Notes

Niedrist Ignaz 2017 Sudtirol Kalterersee Auslese

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