Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

2020 Südtirol Eisacktaler Müller Thurgau “Sass Rigais”

Manni Nössing
Discount Eligible $32.00
SOLD OUT

An absolute live wire of a white grown at high elevation in the shadow of jagged Dolomite peaks, Nössing’s Müller features a lustrous perfume bursting with exotic aromas of guava, passion fruit, lime, and wildflowers. This sleek, bracing mineral bomb epitomizes mountain refreshment in its purest form. 

Anthony Lynch


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2020
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Müller Thurgau
Appellation: Alto Adige – Valle Isarco
Country: Italy
Region: Alto Adige
Producer: Manni Nössing
Winemaker: Manni Nössing
Vineyard: 6 years, 0.8 ha
Soil: Sandy, Granite
Aging: Controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel vats lasts 10-12 days
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12%

More from this Producer or Region

About The Region

Alto Adige

map of Alto Adige

In the heart of the Dolomites, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region. Having changed hands multiples times in its history between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (it shares a border with Austria), it boasts strong Germanic influence on its culture, language, cuisine, as well as its wines.

The mountainous geography is the principal determinant of local winemaking styles, with the high-altitude vineyards and cool Alpine climate favoring primarily crisp, racy, aromatic whites from varieties like Kerner, Sauvignon, Müller Thurgau, and Grüner Veltliner. A Mediterranean influence on climate is channeled north up the valley until Bolzano, permitting the cultivation of certain reds as well, among which Schiava, Lagrein, Pinot Nero, and Merlot fare best.

Small growers who once sold fruit to the area’s multiple co-ops are now increasingly bottling their own wines. The arrival of many quality-oriented artisans on the scene caught our eye years ago, and we now count three estates from Südtirol, as it is also known, in our portfolio. These high-acid mountain wines make for a beautifully invigorating aperitivo with thinly sliced speck, a local specialty.

More from Alto Adige or Italy

Discount Eligible $63.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $70.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $98.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $34.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $41.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $70.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $48.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Sampling wine out of the barrel.

When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174