Cantina Kaltern - Italy - Trentino Alto Adige

Quintessenz Kalterersee - 2017

Grape Variety : Schiava  
Caract. : Red Dry Wine  
Price : 28.35$
SAQ Code :  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 13% 
Bottles/Crate : 12 

Tasting :

Brilliant, deep ruby red, fruit dominant nose reminiscent of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry, with a hint of bitter almonds. Full, soft structure, pleasant, elegant tannin give the wine length,
finishes with a lingering echo of ripe fruit.

Wine Pairing :

This wine is ideal as an aperitif. Typical Tyrolean dishes like Speck and sausage, but also for lighter meats and soft cheeses.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Schiava 100%
  • Age of vines : 30-70 years
  • Type of soil: Clay soil, pebbly limestone, well drained and warm.
  • Yield of the vines : 55 hl/ha
  • Irrigation : Emergency only
  • Harvest : Manual
  • Fermentation : Fermentation on the skins at a temperature of 25 °C for 2 weeks.
  • Maturation : 10-day extended maceration, malolactic fermentation and six-month aging on lees in cement tanks and large barrels. 20% (8000 litres) in French oak barrels from 6 to 10 years old. Preserved 6 months in bottle before marketing.
  • Type of yeast : Selected
  • Fining : Bentonite
  • Cellar : Up to 6 years
  • Decanting: No

See the Press Review


Vintage 2020

  • Gambero Rosso : 3 Bicchieri rossi
  • Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) : 92 pts.
  • James Suckling: 90 pts.

Vintage 2018

  • Gambero Rosso : 2 Bicchieri rossi
  • wine Advocate-R.Parker : 90+ pts.
  • Bibenda : 4 Grappoli
  • I Vini di Veronelli : 90 pts.

Vintage 2017

  • Gambero Rosso : 3 Bicchieri
  • Luca Maroni : 91 pts.
  • Vinous : 91 pts.
  • Falstaff : 91 pts.
  • Bibenda : 4 Grappoli

Vintage 2016

  • Bibbenda : 5 Grappoli
  • Gambero Rosso : 3 Bicchieri

Vintage 2015

  • Bibbenda : 4 Grappoli

Vintage 2014

  • Wine & Spirits: Best Year Buy
  • Gambero Rosso : 2 Bicchieri

Vintage 2013

  • Vinibuoni d’Italia : 3 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso : 3 Bicchieri

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