VINI D’ITALIA “GAMBERO ROSSO” - October 2018 - Tre Bicchieri
ROBERT PARKER - August 2018 - 94/100
JAMES SUCKLING - November 2018 - 95/100
MUNDUS VINI - 2019 - Gold
Colterenzio is one of the most recent wineries in Alto Adige with over 300 families working behind the scenes. These families work year-round, and each autumn they deliver their precious, hand-harvested grapes to the winery. The philosophy of their winemakers is as follows: "The perfect piece of land is chosen for each variety, each and every vine is tended year-round and every single grape is carefully harvested by hand. It sounds like a lot of work – and it is. So why do we do it? That’s an easy question to answer: Only from the very best, healthy vineyard can we make good wines in the cellar. There’s no room for compromise. And that’s exactly what we stand for: uncompromising quality and authentic taste."
Lafóa is a byword for the beginning of the Alto Adige quality initiative and the pioneering work of the Cantina Colterenzio in the 1980s. At the time, the wine pioneer Luis Raifer not only planted new grape varieties on his vineyard named Lafóa, but at the same time introduced new quality standards: less yield for better grapes and better wines. It was exactly on this pilot vineyard that the “Lafóa idea” was born: the introduction of new quality standards that until this very day meet with the winegrowers and staff of Cantina Colterenzio. Lafóa stands for full-bodied white and red wines that are nonetheless very elegant and have great ageing potential.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay.
To see an excellent and informative tasting note / technical sheet for this wine that has been written by the team at Colterenzio, please click on the blue link below.
Colterenzio Chardonnay Lafóa 2017 - fiche technique