Nusserhof Südtirol Lagrein Kretzer 2015
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In the South Tyrol mountains, tucked away in Italy's extreme north, you will find the city of Bolzano. Right in the town itself, and increasingly surrounded by it, is the tiny Nusserhof estate. Since 1788, the Mayr family have worked this land, steadfastly producing traditional, local wines. The story is remarkable, the wines unique, under-appreciated, and of star quality. The main vineyard is just 2.4 hectares surrounding the family home. Farming is certified organic. In the cellar, fermentation is with wild yeasts, and the wines are aged for extended periods. Several wines are made, all from local grape varieties. Their rosato (or Kretzer, as it is known here) is made from Lagrein. This is a serious, Bandol-like rosé with lovely cherry fruit and the structure of a light red. It develops increasing complexity with bottle age.
Nusserhof is one of the most remarkable estates I have ever visited. Located right in the center of Bolzano, it looks as if this bustling, growing city is literally going to gobble up the estate in any minute...Within the vineyards, all is calm. The fruit I tasted… is a testament to just how special this site is. And the wines? Well, they are pretty special, too…Nusserhof remains one of the stars not just of Alto Adige, but of Italy.Antonio Galloni