Cantina Andriano

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.

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Cantina Andriano Pinot Grigio 2018
This wine is a light straw-yellow color with an intense fresh fruity bouquet including accents of honeydew melon. This wine exhibits intense fruit with crisp fresh acidity, and an overall round and soft midpalate followed by a long balanced finish.  The grapes are harvested in mid to late
Item Number: 33145
Case: $179.40

Cantina Andriano 'Floreado' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 “The 2017 Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc Floreado is aromatic and bright, but not in a sharp or pungent way. This wine stays true to the variety with pretty layers of passion fruit, grapefruit and lemon. It is acidic and tart with a highly refreshing mouthfeel. Pair this pretty wine
Item Number: 31582
Case: $203.40

Cantina Andriano Pinot Grigio 2017
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “Ripe, concentrated and mouth-filling, but beautifully balanced with a very long finish that's deep and lively." -J.S.  Vinous 91 “Pale straw yellow. Rich apple and pear on the nose and in the mouth, complicated by alpine flowers and resiny nuances. Closes broad and flavorful

Cantina Andriano 'Finado' Pinot Bianco 2016
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 “An enticing bouquet of apples and pears follows through on the palate combining with balanced acidity for a long full finish." - J.S.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Pale yellow in color with slight reflections of green. The bouquet of apples and pears follows through 2010 on the palate.