After I realized that this was a screwcap that looked like a metal capsule covering a cork, I twisted off the cap and found that this Alois Legeder wine is much more than clever marketing for the bottle. When the wine is cold it has delicate aromas: florals, minerals, chalk, with hints of the same in the wine’s flavors. Overall it’s a light, bright and very pleasing wine when very chilled. As the wine warms in the glass it opens and the flavors become rounded, a lovely example of a northern white with a subtle peachiness to it. Moderate finish with a hint of flint, too. Highly Recommended. BSE
Visiting a wine region is a living lesson in the story of a wine. It provides context: a geographic and historical tapestry that illustrates the wine's individual narrative. The majestic backdrop of Alto Adige, stunningly nestled between imposing mountains and vibrant greenery as far as the eye can see, certainly provides that element.