10 Wines from 7 Wineries
This Cuvèe contains the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot and belongs to the top selection LINTICLARUS. The grapes, from established small locations, are carefully vinified and the wine matures in small oaken barrels. The complexity of these wines guarantees both excellent drinking and considerable longevity.
The name of the wine village of Kurtatsch comes from the Latin term "Curtis" (higher-lying farm). Bordeaux varieties were planted in Kurtatsch already around 1900. The geographic location of Kurtatsch in the south of Alto Adige is considered optimal for the heat-loving Merlot, Cabernet franc and Cabernet sauvignon grapes. Merlot gives the wine body and soft tannins. The peppery spice comes from Cabernet franc, and Cabernet sauvignon contributes its blackcurrants. The Cantina Kurtatsch Cuvée CURTIS unites these varieties in a wine with fullness and elegance. Curtis, the Mediterranean-Alpine Bordeaux blend.
“De Piano” is the ancient Latin name for Appiano and the name given to our cellar’s first red cuvée: a composition of Merlot and Cabernet. Both grape varieties have been grown in South Tyrolean vineyards since 1850. For “De Piano”, the two varieties are vinified separately and combined only after a year of ageing in wood. With the soft tannins of the Cabernet and the power of the Merlot, even the most demanding wine lovers find pleasure in this wine.
The grapes destined for the production of the Cortazo grow in the vineyard “Brenntal” in Cortaccia, known as one of the warmest areas in Alto Adige. A powerful, complex wine with fine tannins, somewhere between ruby-red and violet in colour. The nose has slight nuances of violets and forest berries. Full-bodied on the palate with a velvety finish.
In our Cuvée SOMA (ancient Greek for body), we have united the warmest vineyards from the lowermost slopes of Cantina Kurtatsch. The vineyard lots on sandy, loamy soil are ideal for growing noble Bordeaux varieties because of the geographic location of the village in the southernmost part of Alto Adige. These varieties were planted in Kurtatsch already at the beginning of the 20th century. In SOMA, Merlot, with its fruitiness, sets the pace, while Cabernet franc und Cabernet sauvignon lend it spiciness, elegance and depth. In the nose, aromas of cherries, blackberries and prunes dominate. On the palate, the presence of tannins give the round body additional balance and form the basis for longer bottle ageing.
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is part of our entry-level label MERUS which is Latin and means ‘pure, genuine’. Those are exactly the traits we strive for in this quality line with the characteristic varietal purity and natural elegance dominating.