2008 Alois Lageder Biodynamic Beta-Delta Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio (Previously $23.)

SKU #1051358

According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chardonnay-Pinot Grigio Beta Delta is a steely, mineral-driven wine with an attractive combination of varietal fruit, expressive aromatics and bright acidity. Ideally it is best enjoyed over the next few years. The Beta Delta is a new wine from Lageder made exclusively from estate-owned vineyards that are Demeter-certified biodynamic. If this wine is any indication, the move towards biodynamic farming seems very promising to say the least. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011." (08/09)

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/20/2010 | Send Email
Our Italian team is coming up with some great summer whites, and this is a steal at less than half price. Don't let the odd combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio put you off, this is a tasty bottle of wine; flowery, open, clean and not at all oaky. This will make a great drink by itself- just add sunshine!
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Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.


- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.

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