Kettmeir's doors are always open to those who want to see where and how our wines are made, in person. But if you can’t make it to Caldaro, you can always find Kettmeir at the various events we take part in; here are the dates - past and forthcoming - along with the news we've posted through the media.
Ever since Dom Pérignon codified it at the end of the seventeenth century, the “Classic Method” has been – quite rightly – considered to be the aristocratic way of making sparkling wine: indeed, every bottle is unique and unrepeatable. The knowledge and skills of the chef de cave have to be of the highest level in order to obtain a perfect balance and an extremely fine perlage and – above all – to combine different vintages and wines in his cuvées and give each wine its own distinctive personality with the liqueur d’expédition.
What is interesting is that all of the producing countries and the world’s best vignerons are now rising to this challenge and, year after year, Champagne’s pride of place is at risk from a large number of competitors: Italy (from the Alto Adige to Sicily), Spain, Germany, Russia (just to cite the largest producers). Then there are the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina… An opportunity to get to know all of the world’s Classic Method wines can be found on the fifth day of the “Giornate del Bere”: in Milan, on 21st November, at the event organized by “Civiltà del Bere” magazine, the top Classic Method wines will be available for wine lovers to taste.
Among them there will be our “Athesis Brut” (a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero) and “Athesis Brut Rosé” (100% Pinot Nero): that is to say, the wines that “restarted” the Alto Adige’s tradition of making sparkling wines following the interruption of the two World Wars.
The date to write in your diary, then, is 21st November, from 3.00 to 9.00 p.m. at the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology.