ITALIAN WINE CLUB

JANUARY 2022

THERE’S SNOW IN THEM THAR HILLS

Deep and seemingly endless dumps of snow, like what’s just been experienced in Tahoe, are worthy of celebration for so many reasons. Clearly, any moisture in the state of California this year is an incredibly welcome sight, but when it comes in the form of snowpack that can more slowly feed our aquifers come spring melt it is far more fabulous. 

Secondly, just the sheer excitement deep snow evokes in the middle of a winter where there is so much distraction and apprehension can only be seen as extremely cathartic. Get out and play in the snow, whenever you have the chance. 

These four fabulous alpine wines come from the Dolomite Mountain range in the Isarco Valley (or Eisacktaler) in the Alto-Adige (or Sudtirol.) Languages and culture may be a skosh confusing here, but there’s no questioning the level of straight forward delicious achieved. 

Kevin Wardell,  January 2022

 

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KOFERERHOF

SYLVANER
Isarco, Alto-Adige, Italy 2019

ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA

KERNER
Isarco, Alto-Adige, Italy 2020

FERRUCCIO CARLOTTO

SCHIAVA
Bolzano, Alto-Adige, Italy 2020

ANSITZ WALDGRIES

LAGREIN
Bolzano, Alto-Adige, Italy 2019