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Pale yellow tinged with green. A clean, concentrated floral nose reminiscent of elder and acacia flower with a hint of sage, ripe citrus fruits, gooseberry and mineral flavours on the palate leading to zesty, ripe acidity on the finish.
The Abbazia di Novacella winery is among the oldest active wineries in the world. It is located in the northern-most wine growing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense flavours.
The monastery also owns vineyards in the warm central region of Alto Adige which supply the red grapes. They include the full-bodied, savoury Lagrein from the Mariaheim vineyard in Bolzano and red wines from the Marklhof estate in the cool rolling hills of Cornaiano to the south of Bolzano where the grapes are harvested, crushed and the wines matured. The wines include Vernatsch, Pinot Nero and the lusciously sweet Moscato Rosa (‘Rose Muscat’, the name deriving from the variety’s typical scent of roses).
With over 850 years of experience coupled with state-of-the-art winemaking technology, top-class expertise and the enormous enthusiasm the wines generate among the estate’s employees, Abbazia di Novacella succeeds in producing wines bursting with flavour and varietal character year after year, to the joy of wine-lovers worldwide.