Praepositus Riesling 2016

The first wine at the Mountain Wines Tasting at DOC Enoteca Italiana. This wine is from the Trentino region of Italy which is in the north and borders with Austria. The northern half of this region used to belong to Austria and uses grapes more often associated with Austria and Germany. These are cool climate mountain grown grapes and are known primarily for their white wines.

This first wine from this region is a white wine made from Riesling. The winery, Abbazia di Novacella, is attached to an old monastery and has been making wines since 1142. They do a range of more affordable classic wines, but this wine is from their Cru range. Higher quality grapes and processing for a wine designed to age.

A pale gold/yellow colour with a fairly pronounced scent. Lovely floral tones (elderflower), some citrus, banana and some tropical fruit but not overpowering.

This is a lovely clean tasting wine. Dry and very smooth. The tropical fruit, elderflower and yes even a hint of banana are all there but beautifully blended and no one flavour ever dominates. A nice finish but again very clean and good medium body. There is no cloying sensation you sometimes get with the seriously fruity off dry Rieslings. This is a beautiful Riesling one of the best I’ve tried. I loved it and managed to swipe a second glass ­čśü.

Name: Praepositus Reisling
Colour: White
Year: 2016
Grapes 100% Reisling
Winery: Abbazia di Novacella
Country: Italy
Region: Alto Adige
Quality Classification: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Alcohol: 13%
Price: 30ÔéČ

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