This 100% Pinot Bianco from the Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy has become a firm Goedhuis staple. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, the 2019 displays the riper, warmer character of the vintage alongside wild flower and orchard fruit. The palate is vibrant with a rich, refreshing core of pear and ripe apple. Absolutely delicious.
Cantina Andriano is one of the oldest cooperatives in the Alto-Adige region, having been founded in 1893. In 2008 they joined forces with Cantina Terlano and under new management and a new wine making team with Rudy Kofler at the helm, they set about reducing yields, as an initial step and have elevated the quality of the wines substantially. Purity, finesse, mineral core and terroir driven are all words that embody the wines from Cantina Andriano.
Alto Adige is one of Italy’s hidden gems. Situated at the foot of the Dolomites, it is a region of incredible beauty and diversity, where the beaming diurnal sun is accompanied by cool and breezy evenings. This contrast creates ample, expressive wines that are capable of attaining excellent ripeness yet still remain incredibly fresh, elegant and moderate in alcohol. There are very few regions in the world that can naturally capture these elements with such ease year-in and year-out. Antonio Galloni of Parker’s Wine Advocate has described Alto Adige as ‘The Pearl of Italy’ and ‘one of the most spectacular in all of Italy’ which remains ‘largely undiscovered’.