2012 Erste e Neue "Gröbnerhof" Santa Magdalener Alto Adige

SKU #1138768

93% Vernatsch and 7% Lagrein, grown in the same vineyard in the traditional pergola style. This wine was 2.8% residual sugar, so it's a medium-sweet, fruity red from the Italian alps. Or, according to the signors at "first & new," it's "Dark ruby red. Fine fruity notes recalling sour cherry. Full body with typical subdued notes of almond. Pleasant and long lasting aftertaste." Great with speck (smoked ham) and pizza alike, and with smart, contemporary packaging and labeling, here is a sure-fire, esoteric bottle to bring to the holiday dinner party!

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2014  | Send Email
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I love the 2012 Erste e Neue “Gröbnerhof” Santa Magdalener Alto Adige made with the Schiava grape. This light-bodied red is perfect for so much of modern cuisine, which begs for lower alcohol wines that don’t sacrifice flavor. The fresh-ground black pepper and a supple body are outstanding; it sort of looks like a dark rosé. Serve it about 55 degrees.
Drink from 2014 to 2016

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- 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.
Sub-Region:

Trentino-Alto Adige

Alcohol Content (%): 13