Rhine Riesling is a native vine of the Rhine Valley, and has been cultivated for decades in the vineyards of Cembra Valley. On sloping terrains facing south, the sun-lit grapes synthesise the aromas which are preserved by the significant variations in temperature in the alpine valleys. Riesling Ritratti has a strawyellow colour with hints of green and a delicate nose with the characteristic aromas of candied fruit and carob. Its flavour is sapid, fruity and pleasantly acidic.
Exposure and altitude
South, south-east; 550 m a.s.l.
Deep, sandy loam, well-drained
5,000 vines per hectare
Hand-picking from 20-30 September, soft pressing in an inert atmosphere, static settling of musts, controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks, ageing on lees for about 9 months before bottling.
Fish appetisers such as smoked salmon, but also herb or cuttlefish frittatas with a side of vegetables.
Best of Riesling 2019 - Gold