Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 which makes it one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige (some Italian experts say it is the oldest of them all). The village (Andrian) is also one of the three that can call their wines Terlaner Classico (the other being Nalles and Terlano itself), a very famous wine in this part of the country.
The great news is that with the 2008 vintage Andriano merged with Cantina Terlano and therefore all the fruit from about 50 hectares is vinified at the Terlano winery under the highly respected winemaking team guided by Terlano’s winemaker 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 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.