Nusserhof Blatterle 2019
100% Blatterle. This indigenous variety goes back centuries in the Alto Adige but has shrunk down to a mere 1.5 hectares in production today. Nusserhof is one of only 3 growers of this thin-skinned, golden-yellow rarity and is the largest of them. Like all of Nusserhof's vines, the bit of Blatterle is farmed organically and harvested by hand; there is only enough to yield about 40 hectoliters annually. The fruit is destemmed, fermented with native yeasts and gently pressed. The wine does go through malo and is aged in a mix of tank and botte (added for the first time in 2018 vintage). The name "B...te...e" is an abbreviation of sorts of the grape name: Blatterle is not recognized by Italian wine authorities and the wine is classified as a Vino Bianco, so the variety cannot appear on the label anyway. The same goes for the vintage, which is indicated in fine print as lot number.