Bright lemon yellow with a hint of gold. Intense, with notes of rose, honey, cinnamon and tropical fruit. Complex and elegant, almost creamy with sweet flavour of honey. Excellent pairing with Thai cuisine, shellfish, baked and grilled fish. Delicious with mature cheeses and white meat.
Beginning in 1899, at the Padua estate, Piera’s story has been passed down through the family from generation to generation, from father to daughter.
Founded by her grandfather Giovanni, developed by her father Mario, Piera 1899 owes its reputation both in Italy and abroad to Piera Martellozzo, who, with her pioneering, ahead-of-her-times spirit, led the winery to its primary role in the Italian wine scenario with talent, frequently anticipating trends and seeking out its own path to quality.
The recognised quality of Piera 1899 wines is the result of everyday hard work founded on respect for the land and its traditions.
Since the 1990s thorough reassessment work on then little known native vines was done with varieties such as Raboso del Piave and Ribolla Gialla. In 1998 the first organic wine range was launched. Since the noughties an ever growing Prosecco production has been supplemented by new sparkling wines such as Muller Thurgau, Traminer and Moscato.
Treasured for its intense floral aromas, Traminer or Gewürztraminer has thrived for centuries around Germany. Quality examples are ageworthy, but most are best enjoyed in their youth to preserve acidity.
Traminer best pairings happen when you step outside of traditional European cuisine and experience other foods of the world, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. When pairing Gewürztraminer with food think about how the wine’s floral aromas and notes of ginger will bring out actual ginger and rose water used in a dish.
Like Moscato, Riesling and Torrontés, it is an aromatic grape an it will have an inherently sweet flavor simply due to the smell. Generally, it has a gram or two of residual sugar. But because of the heightened aromatics, higher alcohol, and lower acidity, many wines taste sweeter than they actually are.
It’s a pink grape, just like Pinot Grigio, that grows really well in cooler climates. The grape originated in Germany, over several hundreds of years it’s completely circumscribed the Alps including Italy, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, France and Slovenia.
Friuli Venezia Giulia