The grapes selected for the production of this Sylvaner Alto Adige DOC “Aristos” Cantina Valle Isarco come from the sunny vineyards that surround the Sabiona monastery, known as the “Acropolis of Tyrol”. 3 hours of skin contact contact before a delicate pressing. 50 % is fermented and aged in acacia wood cask and the other 50 % is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Afterwhich it spends 8 months ageing on the fine lees before bottling. No malolactic fermentation.
Located in the Valle Isarco, the most Northerly wine producing area of the majestic mountainous region of Alto Adige. Cantina Valle Isarco is one of the youngest cooperatives here, but has swiftly built a reputation for producing high quality wines of regional distinction. Though the cooperative itself may be young, evidence suggests that Valle Isarco has very old winemaking roots, dating back as far as 500 BC! The Cantina was founded 1961 by 24 members, at which time it was located in the cellars of Reinthalerhof estate. After a series of unfortunate events, resulting in the devastation of the winery, not once but twice! In 1975 they consolidated their resources to build a brand new, state of the art winery, equipped with the latest technology and modern equipment. Today the Cantina is made up of 135 members, located across the valley on steep terraced vineyards, ranging from 300m – 950m above sea level. Due to how steep the slopes are, almost all the grapes are hand harvested, ensuring uncompromised quality of fruit. The vignerons benefit from dry, sunny ripening periods and mineral rich soils, ideal conditions for these expressive, aromatic white wines. White wine makes up 95% of their production, working with classic regional varieties such as Kerner, Sylvaner, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Müller Thurgau and Gewürztraminer. Although whites are their focus, they have also found success with varietals such as Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Lagrein and Schiava. Cantina Valle Isarco’s wines display beautiful freshness, minerality and regional typicity, their entry level range offers fantastic value for money. Whilst their premium range “Aristos” uses top quality grapes from across of the valley to produce wines with brilliant focus, strong character, depth and elegance.