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Abbazia di Novacella Sylvaner 2020
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Wine Enthusiast 93 - Editor's Choice
"Delicately scented, this has enticing aromas reminiscent of honeydew, citrus and wet stone. Vibrant and savory, the elegant, focused palate offers lime, Meyer lemon, pear and saline notes."

The Wine
100 Sylvaner Sourced from Bressanone valley basin 650-750m elevation Morainic deposits composed of mica schist, para gneiss and quartzite South, southeast and southwest aspect Fermentation and aging 3/4 in stainless steel tank and 1/4 in 50hl acacia  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #47259
Location at store: 147d
Item Description
Wine Enthusiast 93 - Editor's Choice
"Delicately scented, this has enticing aromas reminiscent of honeydew, citrus and wet stone. Vibrant and savory, the elegant, focused palate offers lime, Meyer lemon, pear and saline notes."

The Wine
100 Sylvaner Sourced from Bressanone valley basin 650-750m elevation Morainic deposits composed of mica schist, para gneiss and quartzite South, southeast and southwest aspect Fermentation and aging 3/4 in stainless steel tank and 1/4 in 50hl acacia casks for six months

The Estate
Located in the sleepy little burg of Novacella, in the Isarco River Valley, Abbazia was founded in 1142 by the Augustinian Order of Canons Regular. The Augustians are not monks in the sense that you may be familiar with: they have taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to their superiors; but they also work to support themselves as a part of their community. To this end, the Abbey not only grows grapes for winemaking, but also farms apples and vegetables, and there is a small school devoted primarily to studies of viticulture. The abbeys reputation as a winery is stellar and international. In 2009, Italys influential Gambero Rosso named Celestino Lucin, the abbeys enologist, Winemaker of the Year.

The estate has long been known for producing world class white wines with a tremendous price/quality ratio. The white grape vineyards are in the town of Novacella, surrounding the abbey, while the red grapes grow further south. Schiava and Pinot Noir are planted near Lago di Caldaro, and Lagrein is planted near Bolzano. The production comes from a total of 80 hectares. The Abbey owns 6 hecatres near the winery in Novacella, as well as 15 hectares at their Marklhof estate near Bolzano. For the rest of the production, they work with over 50 small growers in the region. The soil for the wines is mainly granitic schist, created by ancient glaciers; and the vineyards are quite steep. In the Isarco Valley, vines do not live much longer than 30 years, and the yields are miniscule naturally, producing wines that are aromatic, fresh, and rich. Though it is one of the oldest wineries in the world with over 850 years of winemaking experience, the cellar is entirely modern.

The lineup of wines is incredible! The range includes classics like Kerner and Pinot Grigio, as well as some lesser seen varietals like Veltliner and Moscato Rosa. While famous for their crisp, mineral-driven whites, the estate has also received acclaim for its formidable reds. (Wine and Spirits Magazine). The aromatic Pinot Nero is one of the best that Italy has to offer.

The Praepositus line represents the absolute best expression of Abbazias vineyards. They are not single-vineyard wines, but selections of the best fruit from the best sites.

Vineyard practices: While the daily tasks of running a monastery, school and world-famous winery have kept Abbazia from jumping through the bureaucratic hoops involved with Italys organic certification, the centuries old estate is practicing organic.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
About Abbazia di Novacella
Abbazia di Novacella
Located in the sleepy little burg of Novacella, in the Isarco River Valley, Abbazia was founded in 1142 by the Augustinian Order of Canons Regular. The Augustians are not monks in the sense that you may be familiar with: they have taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to their superiors; but they also work to support themselves as a part of their community. To this end, the Abbey not only grows grapes for winemaking, but also farms apples and vegetables, and there is a small school devoted primarily to studies of viticulture. The abbey's reputation as a winery is stellar and international. In 2009, Italy's influential Gambero Rosso named Celestino Lucin, the abbey's enologist, Winemaker of the Year.

The estate has long been known for producing world class white wines with a tremendous price/quality ratio. The white grape vineyards are in the town of Novacella, surrounding the abbey, while the red grapes grow further south. Schiava and Pinot Noir are planted near Lago di Caldaro, and Lagrein is planted near Bolzano. The soil around Abbazia di Novacella is mainly granitic schist, created by ancient glaciers; and the vineyards are quite steep. In the Isarco Valley, vines do not live much longer than 30 years, and the yields are miniscule naturally, producing wines that are aromatic, fresh, and rich. Though it is one of the oldest wineries in the world with over 850 years of winemaking experience, the cellar is entirely modern.

The lineup of wines is incredible! The range includes classics like Kerner and Pinot Grigio, as well as some lesser seen varietals like Veltliner and Moscato Rosa. While famous for their crisp, mineral-driven whites, the estate has also received acclaim for its "formidable reds." (Wine and Spirits Magazine). The aromatic Pinot Nero is one of the best that Italy has to offer.

The Praepositus line represents the absolute best expression of Abbazia's vineyards. They are not single-vineyard wines, but selections of the best fruit from the best sites.

Vineyard practices: While the daily tasks of running a monastery, school and world-famous winery have kept Abbazia from jumping through the bureaucratic hoops involved with Italy's organic certification, the centuries old estate is practicing organic.
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