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 2018) "Lovely intensity to the pinot grigio with cooked-apple, pear and papaya character on both the nose and palate. Rich with depth. Fresh still. Drink now." 93 points, James Suckling (July 2020)

"The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Finado opens to a luminous, light straw color that reflects the ambient light. This vintage shows zesty and very balanced results with pear, Golden Delicious apple, crushed limestone and a touch of spicy saffron. These aromas are characteristic of dolomitic calcareous soils. Winemaking is simple in stainless steel, with a brief sur lie aging of six months. The wine sports a crisp, lean-bodied mouthfeel, but there is enough acidity and mineral-driven linearity to drive the wine long over the palate." 91 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (September 2020)