Niedrist's impressive vineyards are located on the summit of the Cornaiano village with amazing views over the Bolzano valley. The amiable and generous Ignaz Niedrist (long term 'cantiniere' at the well respected Colterenzio cooperative) has only five hectares of vines and he tends to them with the utmost precision and care.
Yields are kept very low and in good years he manages 40 hectolitres per hectare. The wine is then made in his state-of-the-art winery shed, where minimal interventionist winemaking occurs. Ignaz believes the wine has already been made in the vineyard, and he merely needs to guide it to its natural conclusion. The result of this minute scale production and careful attention to detail, is a portfolio of wines which are concentrated, complex and wondrous.
Demand for these wines is high, and availability is small but even with his niche production, the Gambero Rosso Guide says that Ignaz “brings pride to the Alto Adige”. We are certainly proud to represent his wines here at Astrum.