Sylvaner Südtirol DOC, Garlider (2017) – Alto Adige
Grape : Sylvaner.
From the Isarco Valley, Italy's northernmost vine growing regiorn reaching from the source of the Isarco river at the Brenner Pass to the village of Bolzano, where it meets the Adige river.
A juicy, peachy white that deserves far more attention than it gets on this side of the Atlantic, Sylvaner in the capable, organic hands of winemaker Christian Kerschbaumer, is a sunny joy and a wine far too easy to savour.
A feast of stone fruit and bright lemony and grapefruit-inspired freshness, born from the ridiculously high-altitude vineyards in the Isarco Valley. Lightly filtered, organic, hand harvested.
Food pairing : As an aperitif; air-dried salami; moderately aged sheep’s cheese; summer dishes with fresh herbs