Wine Advocate 92
From a slightly cooler vintage, the 2018 Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc Floreado is particularly bright and fragrant, showing vibrant varietal tones of passion fruit, lime, mountain herb and honeysuckle. The wine goes down beautifully, thanks to its crisp acidity and its streamlined and direct mouthfeel. This would be great with a sea bass in a citrus and olive sauce. The wine offers terrific value ML
James Suckling 92
Intense aromas of gooseberries and apples with lemon undertones. Full body. Lots of flavor. Yet, its bright and lively. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast 91
Varietal aromas of honeydew melon, crushed tomato vine and exotic fruit carry over to the savory palate along with grapefruit, white peach and pineapple. Tangy acidity accompanies the rich flavors right through to the lemon-drop finish. KO
The grapes are handpicked for this classic wine from parcels in the northeastern area of the Andriano vineyards. This area is known for producing Sauvignon Blanc with wonderful acidity and fresh aromas because of the cooler climate and longer growing season. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature and then the wine matures on the lees for 6 months before bottling.
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Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 and was the first cooperative in Alto Adige. The vineyards are unique to the area because they are protected to the west by Mount Gantkofel which is made of dolomite rock and calcareous stone. The sedimentary rock from this peak over the years has eroded and settled forming a downward sloping hill of deposited soil at the base of this valley that expands like a fan from the mouth of the valley, over an area of 200º from south-southeast to northeast and at an altitude of 260-340 meters above sea level. This fertile calcareous clay soil is typical of the area and leaves its footprint in the wine's character. The vineyards see the sun from early morning to mid afternoon. These cooler climatic conditions with respect to other areas in Alto Adige are responsible for the crisp acidity in the wines that give them their unique complexity and freshness. The wines are elegant with good aging potential. In September 2008, Cantina Andriano was absorbed into the cooperative of Cantina Terlano, a move to unify these two cooperatives who are in the same small DOC of Terlano. The Andriano wines however are kept completely separate, as they have their distinct traits, terroir and history. The staff of Terlano manage the vineyards, vinification procedures, and the sales of Andriano wines. Andriano is adopting the same philosophy of Terlano wines: high-quality terroir wines.