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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(Pinot Grigio 2017) "This is a stunning Pinot Grigio for the difficult vintage with a ton of ripe melon, candied orange and just a hint of raisin bread. Ripe, concentrated and mouth-filling, but beautifully balanced with a very long finish that’s deep and lively. Drink or hold" 93 points, James Suckling (November 2018)

(Pinot Bianco Finado 2018) "You get terrific value here with 35,000 bottles produced. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Finado is an honest and transparent wine that delivers a classic portrait of this beautifully versatile white grape. The wine opens to aromas of white peach, pear and Golden Delicious apple, all delivered in steady and equal doses. That harmonious evenness is indeed the most admirable quality of this vintage." 90 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (July 2019)