2016 Chardonnay, Kellerei Kurtatsch, Alto Adige
I simply couldn’t leave this stunning wine out of this collection. Coming from high altitude vineyards in northern Italy, this unoaked beauty rivals top Mâcons with its freshness, aromatic splendour and length. The mid-palate grows and stays far longer than you’d expect from any keenly priced white Burgundy and it’s easy to see why they are championing this elite white wine. This part of the world is seriously exciting for fans of clean, lean, but succulent whites.
HH&C`s tasting note: This beautiful 2016 Chardonnay is full of flavour yet has a lift and intense freshness that enlivens the palate, thanks to the 300-400m altitude at which these vines grow and the meticulous winemaking at Kellerei Kurtatsch, where making fresh wines is key. Nose is very fine and scented, with notes of fresh lemon and lime. The palate is bright, light bodied and precise – this is a clean, lively, citrusy mouthful, that draws you back for more. We particularly encourage lovers of good Chablis or Macon not miss this northern Italian gem. This is sold as a case of 12 bottles. Price includes delivery to the UK mainland.