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.
This is the first, extremely prestigious award received by our Spumante Extra Brut 1919 Metodo Classico Riserva 2011, given “Tre Bicchieri” by the Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia guide, the only Metodo Classico of the 27 south Tyrolean wines to receive top marks.
Riserva 1919, presented for the first time this year at Vinitaly, is an Extra Brut developed by re-fermentation in the bottle. The grapes were harvested in early September 2011 and were left to ferment on the lees for 58 months (compared to the 36 months established by regulations for wines to be classified as “riserva”).
The resulting wine stands out for its rich and exceptionally refined bouquet that combines fruits, spices and citrus notes:a pervasive and vibrant Spumante addressed to those who love “bubbles” but are savvy about territorial differences and the complexity of the Metodo Classico and thus prefer sound, assertive wines.
The 1919 in its name refers to the year in which the Kettmeir winery was founded. It was thereafter acknowledged the merit of having boosted the revival of South Tyrolean Spumante after World War Two.
“Before then we used to make Metodo Charmat – explained Joseph Romen, director and wine specialist of Kettmeir, to gamberosso.it - but we switched to Metodo Classico in 1992.Our passion for Spumante wines is written in our DNA.We think bubbles represent energy and youth and this suits South Tyrol to a tee".