Colterenzio Chardonnay "Altkirch"

Colterenzio Chardonnay “Altkirch”


  • The vines grow at altitudes of between 750 and 2,100 feet on very different soils throughout the entire wine growing area of Colterenzio.
  • Significant temperature differences between day and night and aging in stainless steel or concrete vats guarantee fresh aromas and lively acidity

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Elaboration: The fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks with the temperature controlled at approx.65ﹾ F, a small part of the must is put in large wooden casks. The new wine subsequently matures for several months on the fine lees. Yields: 70hl/ha

Tasting Notes: Pale yellow with green reflexes in color, delicate and floral in aromas. The flavor is infused with hints of exotic fruits reminiscent of pineapple, and mango; on the palate it is a concentration of mellowness and vivacity with classic mineral notes and crisp acidity


2021 – 90 James Suckling


Colterenzio is one of the newest wineries in South Tyrol, composed of over 300 families working together. This is a new-generation cooperative that smashes preconceptions, proving that a humble “coop” can consistently deliver some of the most transparent, expressive wines in the top flight region of Alto Aldige.

Member-winegrowers farm their grapes on a total of 300 hectares; the vineyards are located in one of the best wine growing sub-districts of Alto Adige, on altitudes ranging from 230 to 650 meters with 12 different varieties cultivated. Ecology is a driving principle here – Farming is sustainable and the winery was built with permaculture in mind.

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