Kurtatsch<br />2019 AMOS<br>Italy

2019 AMOS

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TYPE Dry - White
GRAPES Pinot Blanc | Chardonnay | Sauvignon | Pinot Grigio
94 points, Wine Advocate |
94 points, James Suckling |
93 points, Decanter |
93 points, Blue Lifestyle |
89 points, Vinous |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
94 points, James Suckling
“The complex nose of wild herbs, orange zest and pear skin pulls you into this very cool and spicy dry white that has so much freshness and energy that it’s hard to believe it has 14% alcohol. Very long, wet-stone finish that’s so bright it lights up the sky. Drink or hold.”

94 points, Wine Advocate
“This white blend is one of the top-shelf wines made by Kurtatsch (Cantina Cortaccia). The 2019 Alto Adige Amos is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Kerner, Sauvignon Blanc and Müller-Thurgau with grapes harvested from vineyards planted at 600 to 900 meters above sea level, or about the peak elevation of some ski areas in the eastern United States. The front label features a piece of original art that recalls the textures and colors of Italy’s mighty Dolomite mountains. This pretty blended white offers a smooth and creamy texture with elegant aromas of orchard fruit, pear, sweet peach and fragrant honey or jasmine flower. You get impressive complexity on the bouquet, and the mouthfeel is fresh, classic and elegantly mid-weight. Some 8,000 bottles were released.”

93 points, Blue Lifestyle
“Smooth and creamy, rich with crisp acid structure, floral and spicy; an elegant blend of six varieties that’s seamless and long.”

93 points, Decanter
“Engaging floral, apple and herbal nose. The palate is refined, tight and zesty with grassy and tropical fruit notes. Long, textured finish.”

89 points, Vinous
“Delicate and slightly confectionary in the glass, the 2019 Bianco Amos wafts up with notes of sweet smoke, melon sorbet, almond paste, and hints of vanilla custard. It’s deeply textural on the palate and takes a turn toward the savory spectrum with mineral-tinged orchard fruits and a hint of hazelnut. This leaves nuances of brown spice, as well as a slight bitterness that lingers long. While this is a balanced expression, I prefer the fresher-styled whites from Cantina Kurtatsch. The AMOS is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Kerner and Sauvignon Blanc.”

About The Winery
Located in the foothills of the Italian Alps, Cantina Kurtatsch has produced wines guided by the unique terroir of Alto Adige since 1900. The 190-hectare property, named after the nearby town of Kurtatsch, is cooperatively owned by 190 families who share the goal of producing characterful wines of the highest quality using sustainable practices. As one of the oldest wine cooperatives in the region, invaluable knowledge of the vineyards and of every single grapevine is passed from one generation to the next. The smallholdings (1 hectare per member) make possible gentle cultivation by hand during the growing season and harvest. Cantina Kurtatsch crafts some of the best crus of the Alto Adige, taking advantage of wide-ranging soil diversity, large diurnal shifts, and the alpine-continental climate with Mediterranean influences.

Today, Kurtatsch is led by a young, dynamic, and down-to-earth team with President Andreas Kofler at the helm of the business and award-winning winemaker Othmar Dona leading the winemaking. This strong, family-oriented team continues to cultivate a special relationship with the vineyards, and to capture the true spirit of the region through a range of powerful Mediterranean wines with unmistakable alpine freshness.