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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Riesling Trentino DOC
Trentino

An extension of the renowned institute, the winery of San Michele is located in what was once an Augustan monastery in the 12th century. Expanded over the course of the last 20 years, the winery today features modern enological technology that is dedicated to the production of indigenous varietals like Lagrein that represent the unique history of winemaking in Trentino.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Riesling Renano

Vineyard Location: Pozza
Orientation: South
Vines Planted: 1983
Trellising: Simple pergola
Vines/Acre: 1,700
Soil: Calcareous matrix, sandy loam and balanced presence of organic nutrients

Vinification
Grapes are hand harvested at the end of September; grapes are cold pressed and undergo traditional white wine vinification with a long rest on its lees

Aging Process
Six months on the lees. Two months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with green hues
Bouquet: Extremely elegant and complex bouquet on the nose, with hints of roses, aromatic herbs and a slight smoky sensation
Flavor: On the palate it is balanced with enjoyable acidity, a touch of sweetness and a long mineral finish. One of the long-life white wines from Trentino
Pairings: Highly versatile; pairs well with vegetable-heavy dishes, Asian cuisine white meats and pork

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 11,000 bts