23 Wines from 17 Wineries
RIESLING ALTO ADIGE SOUTH TYROL A.A. RIESLING "GRAF" The fastidious Riesling loves the sun-exposed locations and sparse, sometimes shale soils high above Merano and in the Val Venosta Valley. Only a few grapes from selected vineyards succeed in satisfying the quality standards of the cellar master. This unique dry wine is produced extremely carefully using the whole-cluster pressing method followed by spontaneous fermentation. A majestic wine.
Introduced to Alto Adige by Archduke John of Austria in the 19th century, Riesling is one of the most elegant and refined white wines. In contrast to their German forebears, Rieslings in Alto Adige are usually fermented dry, i.e. without any residual sugar.
The Riesling grape came to South Tyrol in the 19th century and it originally comes from Germany. We were the very first Wine Estate in the Valle Isarco to cultivate Riesling. This grape grows in the vineyards of Kuenhof, Teis, Lahner and Gasteiger. The steep slopes of the Lahner vineyard are particularly ideal for Riesling vines. Our Riesling is characterized by a clear structure with an intense mineral taste, with fruity and spicy aromas. Kaiton Kaiton is the name we gave to our Riesling. The reason why we choose this name was the missing DOC-designation (controlled denomination of origin) in the Valle Isarco until the year 2002. Kaiton is an origin Celtic word which means forest. The area around Kuenhof and the small town of Scezze used to have this name.
A native of Germany, this grape variety found an ideal terroir in South Tyrol.. Riesling needs special environmental conditions, and these are present in the area of the volcanic lake of Monticolo, where the porphyritic soils give the wine its special character Monticolo Riesling stands out for its fruity aromas and mineral freshness that make it an increasingly popular wine.