"From the Bolzano zone, a 0.5-ha vineyard planted in 1980 on sandy clay. Vinified and aged in stainless steel.
Almond blossom. Airily scented and delicate and so, so pure. There is something fragrantly herbal – winter savory and bluebell woods. Shavings of ripe pear. Achingly subtle! Seems to have the haze of a warm spring day. Gorgeous with delicate salads, and I could imagine this being stunning with tempura courgette flower. Tasted even better the second day. Just shows how much depth Kerner is capable of. GV as a part of a special mixed case that Petersham Cellars is doing at the moment. 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
This small, family run estate south of Bolzano, was bought at the beginning of the 1950s by the grandmother of Roman Mottironi, the present manager. The vineyard extension is approximately 5.5 hectares, while 1.5 hectares are grown with apple trees. Wine has always been made at Putzenhof, Roman’s grandfather used to make a white and a red, bottled in 1 litre bottles, with local grape varieties. In 2009 Roman started bottling and labelling the wines made with the estate grown grapes. The altitude is between 300-650 meters above sea level, the exposure is a lovely south-west, the soil is sandy and porphiric: all this together with the favorable microclimate of this area results in flavorful, mineral and fresh wines. Environment friendly agricultural practices are followed. Weed killers have been banned 15 years ago and cover crops are left on the aisles between the rows of vines. Instead of dropping fruit, the clusters are cut in half in July, removing the lower part which ripens later. Only products approved by the protocol for organic viticulture are sprayed in the vineyards.