Cantina Andriano

Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893, which makes it one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige but many experts claim it is the oldest. The village of Andrian is one of the three that can call their wines Terlaner Classico (the other two villages are Nalles and Terlano), a very famous wine in this part of the country coming from the historic growing area.

In 2008, Andriano merged with Cantina Terlano; therefore, all the fruit from Adriano’s approximately 50 hectares is vinified at the Terlano winery under the highly respected winemaking team lead by Rudy Kofler. As a first step, yields were considerably reduced and under the new management the wines have instantly achieved a degree of precision rarely reached in the past with intense mineral character and rich complex fruit. Also the wine’s presentation was completely revamped to reflect the quality of the wines, which tend to be made in a softer, fleshier style than those made at Terlano.

The wines from Cantina Andriano have evolved since establishment. In the words of the estate, the wines ‘reflect our constant quest for new ways to convey time-honored traditions into the present and to preserve them for the future’.

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"This is a terrific entry-level white that offers plenty of brightness and energy to pair with some Austrian schnitzel. The Cantina Andriano (Kellerei Andrian) 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Finado stands out in a crowd of white wines, thanks to its especially zesty and lively personality. There is pomelo fruit, crunchy pear, almond blossom and light citrus on the close. To the palate, this wine is tart and nicely acidic with pretty mineral nuances as well. Some 45,000 bottles were produced. You get great value here." 92 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (September 2021)