Colterenzio Pinot Bianco “Cora”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The name Cora is a composition of the two Latin words Cornelianum (Cornaiano) and Appianum (Appiano). The female name underlines the elegance of the wine.
- Excellent Alto Adige fruit, from vineyards at 1475-1800 feet of altitude, particularly distinctive for Pinot Bianco.
- Soils are gravely with high calcium carbonate content; cool micro-climate with strong contrasts between day and night time temperatures.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Bianco
Elaboration: The fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks with the temperature controlled at approx.65°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.
Tasting Notes: Straw yellow in color with green nuances, a fresh bouquet reminiscent of apple and pear; crisp and zesty on the palate, round, with masses of finesse
2017 – 92 James Suckling
2018 – 90 James Suckling
2019 – 91 Wine Enthusiast “Editors’ Choice” | 91 Vinous
2021 – 91 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 Adige.
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.