In the northern reaches of Italy, steep hillside vineyards dot the dramatic valleys of the Trentino that ultimately lead up to the Alps. It's a perfect place for free-thinking winemakers to produce pristine still and sparkling wines of authentic style.
One of our favorite Trentino wineries is Pojer e Sandri, formed by two friends (Mario and Fiorentino) who embody the ideal of the grower-producer, winemakers from land to bottle, working with Nature to create liquid landscapes. With an intimate knowledge of their land and vines, they are able to farm organically.
Muller Thurgau is a common variety in Germany, but arguably reaches its greatest potential in Northern Italy, and the 2017 'Palai' is further proof! Ian d'Agata gave it a luminous review in Vinous:
ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 94 POINTS - "Luminous straw-green. Green apple, pear nectar and white peach combine with spearmint and thyme on the captivating nose. Then rich, ripe and spicy, with noteworthy clarity and cut thanks to vibrant harmonious acidity. An outstanding Müller Thurgau that finishes long and crisp. One of the best vintages of this wine ever, and much better than the green, Sauvignon-like 2016."