Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 and was the first cooperative winery in Alto Adige. The vineyards are clustered on the
sloping hills leading down from Mount Gantkofel, and are full of dolomite rock and calcareous stones that have eroded down from the peak. Across the board, Andriano’s wines have a strong minerality to them – even the reds. I enjoy all of Andriano’s wines, but the Müller-Thurgau has a special hold on me. Light and polished, with distinct notes of Meyer lemon,
wet stones, and heather, this would be great for a summer antipasto spread. Raclette, Comte, Challerhocker, and Emmental are all great pairings, as well as grilled green veggies, poultry – or, gasp – just by itself on a hot day. Nothing else is required to enjoy the lively acidity and fresh, crisp flavors.