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Colterenzio Pfefferer Muscat 750ml
Sku: 31884
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Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Grape Varietal: Other White
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $14.99

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The Muscat vine is among the world’s oldest and is found today in a variety of mutations. An especially interesting type of Muscat was found in South Tyrol and the neighbouring province of Trento, called the “Pfefferer” grape (= “Peppery”). The bunches are relatively elongated and often with two shoulders, with berries which turn golden when fully ripe. Muscat is unique in that the “grapey”, spicy flavour found in the fresh fruit is also found in the finished wine. The wine is unashamedly aromatic and elegant, dry, youthful and zesty with grapey fruit and lots of freshness. Cellaring potential 2 years.

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Technical notes
100% Moscato giallo (“Golden Muscat”).

Food pairing
The perfect aperitif wine and delicious with spicy hors d’oeuvres and fish based dishes. Serve lightly chilled, 10 °C.

Producer
The wines from the hamlet of Colterenzio were favourites of Archduke Sigismund when he resided at Firmiano Castle in the 15th century, though the area was producing fine wines much earlier. Around 15 b.C. a Roman country gentleman named Cornelius settled here and established his ”Cornelianum” wine estate and the first wine culture in the area. The Roman name eventually evolved into ”Cornaiano”, the village Colterenzio calls home. The Colterenzio winegrowers’ co-operative was founded by 28 vintners in 1960. Over the years other passionate viticulturalists from diversified micro-zones in the area joined the collective, and today nearly 300 members cultivate approximately 300 hectares of vineyards.