Manni Nössing Grüner Veltliner
Bressanone (Brixen), Alto Adige, Italy 2017
Manni Nössing is nestled near the very top of the Italian boundary and his vines are among some of the highest in the region starting at just over 2,000 ft and straight up from there. The great examples of Grüner from the Italian side of the border are certainly on the more serious side and have their own unique identity due to the extremes in elevation. Despite the fact that the growing season is shorter and the nights often quite cool, the fact is that these vines see some very intense sun and hot temperatures during the height of summer as well.