The nose is elegant showing a subtle bitter almond note. The palate is full, elegant and harmonious underpinned by well-balanced acidity. Cellar for up to 3-5 years.
The fruit is sourced from vines planted between 500-650m asl on stony, fossil-rich, shallow alluvial soils containing diorite and quartz phyllite. Delicate crushing after a short period of skin contact followed by controlled temperature fermentation and ageing on fine lees in stainless steel tanks. No MLF (malolactic fermentation).
This is a terrific Pinot Grigio that drinks with ample freshness and zesty appeal. The 2019 Alto Adige Valle Isarco Pinot Grigio shows tonic aromas of citrusy lime, mango, mountain herb and plenty of crushed rock or chalk. That pretty tropical note might pair well with basil pesto over your favorite pasta. The finish is lean and tight, with a pretty note of crisp acidity on the close.
91 points, Wine Advocate (September 2020)
The 2019 Pinot Grigio from Valle Isarco is pleasantly sweet and perfumed, with notes of green melon, lime zests and dusty florals. Silky textures coat all that they touch in ripe orchard fruits with mineral underpinnings, as brisk acids cleanse the senses. It closes with notable energy and a mouthwatering savory, salty twang.
88 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (November 2020)
Eisacktaler Kellerei was founded in a traditional vine-growing area of the Alto Adige. Cantina Valle Isarco is the youngest wine-making cooperative in the region. Today, its premium white wines have already become famous both at home and abroad.
The Cantina’s first site was located in the celebrated cellars of the Reinthalerhof estate. Anton Gfader, its owner, was named its first manager by the 24 founding members. After a fire ravaged the old Reinthalerhof estate in the winter of 1962, the executive office of the Cantina decided to purchase the ruins and set up a new, modern, efficient production facility.
In 1975, however, a major snowstorm crushed the production building at the facility, so the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco moved to its current headquarters, which can be easily reached from the Chiusa motorway exit and from the Brennero state highway. In 2005, a new production facility was built at the Chiusa site, and the old plant was given a general restoration.
At present, the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco has 130 members from 11 municipalities: Varna, Bressanone, Funes/Tiso, Velturno, Chiusa, Laion, Castelrotto, Villandro, Barbiano, Fié and Renon.