Kettmeir, Wines from Alto Adige

Kettmeir Muller Thurgau, Pinot Blanc & Pinot Grigio

Kettmeir wines come from the Alto Adige DOC on northern border of Italy. Alto Adige is so far north it butts up against Switzerland and Austria. Nestled in its Alpine climate, the region produces wines quite unlike any other part of Italy. The cool mountain weather and brilliant sunshine combine to make ideal growing conditions for white. I was delighted to get my hands on three samples of these wonderfully unique wines:

Kettmeir Pinot Bianco, 2015–my wife and opened this bottle with friends of ours–people who know and love wine.The response was immediate: “Where did you get this??” Aromatic, crisp apple flavors and brilliant acidity—on a Looong finish. Perfect for seafood or cheese. 22.00

Kettmeir Muller Thurgau, 2015–now here is a varietal we don’t see much of around these parts and more’s the pity. Intense aromas and flavors of the grape are maintained through stainless production. If you crave a clean, crisp–but rich dry white, this is your baby. Compare it to a Gruner Veltliner or high altitude Sauvignon Blanc–but with its own magic. 22.00

Kettmeir Pinot Grigio, 2015–I admit, it takes a special kind of Pinot Grigio to get me interested–and Kettmeir’s is one of them. Surprisingly full-bodied for a Pinot Grigio, Kettmeir carries through with sustained aroma and flavor. If you only drink one Pinot Grigio this summer, consider this one.  22.00

Kettmeir Muller Thurgau, Pinot Blanco, and Pinot Grigio

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