Another cracking wine from Alto Adige guru, Peter Pliger…others obviously think so as well as this particular wine just picked up a gong in the 2010 Tre Bicchieri awards….not the first time the Kuen-Hof Sylvaner has done so either.
Kuen-Hof is a small estate located in Bressanone in the Northern extremity of the Alto Adige….the amount of these wines coming into the country is pretty slim and the stocks are allocated out to retailers so if you were interested in tracking down a bottle it might be worth giving Trembath & Taylor a call and they can guide you in the right direction.
Pale straw in colour. Striking pure citrus fruit characters on the nose….grapefruit mainly with some pithy lemon and lifted floral hints, leesy creaminess, milk bottle lollies, minerals and some estery banana notes.
Striking clarity and pure fruit on the palate again with citrus fruit, light honeysuckle, soft spice, almond paste, cream and light estery nuances. A very attractive, well-weighted wine with a refreshing, mineral-laden line of acidity and a dreamy, creamy persistant finish. Thumbs up for the screwcap closure also.