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Erste + Neue | South Tyrol

Erste + Neue | South Tyrol

The Erste + Neue Kellerei has been a piece of history of the Caldaro wine industry for more than 100 years. The winery was created in 1986 by the merger of the Erste Kellereigenossenschaft with the Neue Kellereigenossenschaft. Since then, Erste + Neue has been one of the most renowned and traditional wineries in South Tyrol, which already carries its message in its name: The preservation of the tried and true and the opening to the new. A piece of it in every single bottle.

The credo of the winery describes wine as more than just a drink. The grape is accompanied on its way to the bottle. Since 1900, tradition lives in the vaults of the winery and the name Erste + Neue obliges to preserve the tried and true and open to the new. The wines tell a story and, as everywhere else in South Tyrol, wine is also enthusiasm at the same time. There, where the south takes its beginning. - Gerardo

"With about 400 members and 230 hectares of vineyards, the Erste + Neue in Kaltern is one of the largest cellar cooperatives in South Tyrol. Around the picturesque Kalterer See thrives at altitudes between 200 and 600 meters on very different soils - the spectrum ranges from sandy to loamy to gravelly, from volcanic to calcareous - almost the entire range of varieties in South Tyrol. Thanks to intensive consultation with members and gentle cellar techniques, Erste + Neue Kellerei produces not only quantity, but also quality. The range is divided into three lines: 'Classik', 'Cru' (wines from specific sites) and the top line 'Puntay'. For these, cellar master Gerhard Sanin selects the best grapes and processes them gently. Long aging on the fine lees for the white wines and aging in large and small wooden barrels for the red wines give these wines finesse, body and aging potential. The team around cellar master Gerhard Sanin has done solid groundwork in recent years. All those who have long been curious about a really good Kalterersee should try the 'Leuchtenburg' 2015 - excellent! The Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva 'Puntay' shows that heavy red wines also thrive excellently at Kalterersee." - Falstaff

Note: The merger of the winery Erste + Neue with the winery Kaltern brings some changes: so probably all named wines (Gröbnerhof, Leuchtenburg, Stern, etc.) will disappear. The wines will be reduced to a classic line as well as a premium line (Puntay). We ask for your understanding.



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Chardonnay DOC 2020, Erste + Neue, Südtirol

Chardonnay DOC 2020


Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Light straw yellow. Fine fruity aroma, typical of the variety, fragrant with olfactory notes of ripe tropical fruits. Good structure with filigree acidity on the finish. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 16

 € 9,95 € 9,49 12,65 €/L
   

Weißburgunder DOC 2020, Erste + Neue, Südtirol

Weißburgunder DOC 2020


Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Light straw yellow with greenish reflections. Elegant, floral-mineral aroma combined with olfactory notes of ripe fruit such as apple and peach. In the drink very straight with elegant freshness and fine structure. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 9,95 € 9,49 12,65 €/L
   

Sauvignon DOC 2020, Erste + Neue, Südtirol

Sauvignon DOC 2020


Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Fine Sauvignon of pale golden color and light yellow reflections in the glass. On the nose the varietal aromas of gooseberry and lemon balm. On the palate soft and elegant, characterized by minerality and spiciness. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 10,95 € 9,99 13,32 €/L
   

Lagrein DOC 2019, Erste + Neue, Südtirol
Lagrein DOC 2019

Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

The color of Lagrein is a dark garnet red. The bouquet reveals a rich, fruity aroma of plum as well as some dark chocolate and violets. In the drink full-bodied, yet mild with a fruity finish and noticeable tannin. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 12

 € 11,50 15,33 €/L
   

´Puntay´ Sauvignon DOC 2019, Erste + Neue, Südtirol
Puntay Sauvignon DOC 2019

Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Light straw yellow. Very clear and memorable nose, intense of fresh elderflower, some currant and bell bell pepper in the background. Full-bodied on the palate, unfolds with a fine melt, supple, builds nicely, long finish. - Gerardo

"Shiny, bright straw yellow. Very clear and memorable nose, intense of fresh elderflower, some currant and bell bell pepper in the background. Substantial on the palate, unfolds with a fine melt, supple, builds nicely, long finish." - Falstaff
"Yellow fruit, exotic aromas, elderflower and intense herbal spice characterize the nose of this multilayered Sauvignon Blanc; in the mouth there are light green elements, the wine has a lot of substance, ostensibly notes of lime, grapefruit and a light bitter almond tone in the finish. Great food companion, for example zander in herb crust." - Meiningers Weinwelt (South Tyrol's Wine Variety)

   0,75-L 14 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 11

 € 16,50 22,00 €/L
   

´Puntay´ Weißburgunder DOC 2018, Erste + Neue, Südtirol
Puntay Weißburgunder DOC 2018

Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Bright, light yellow color with greenish tinge. Fine, floral-mineral aroma combined with olfactory notes of ripe fruit such as apple and peach. Lively fresh finish with elegant balanced body. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 11

 € 16,50 € 15,90 21,20 €/L
   

´Puntay´ Chardonnay DOC 2017, Erste + Neue, Südtirol
Puntay Chardonnay DOC 2017

Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Typical, South Tyrolean Chardonnay of bright, straw-yellow color. Aroma of papaya, pineapple and banana; well balanced on the palate with delicate acidity; compact and juicy. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 13,5 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) Stock 22

 € 16,50 € 15,50 20,67 €/L
   

´Puntay´ Lagrein Riserva DOC 2018, Erste + Neue, Südtirol
Puntay Lagrein Riserva DOC 2018

Erste + Neue, South Tyrol

Dense garnet red. In the nose pleasant, accentuated varietal aromas of chocolate, cherries, plums with a slight scent of violets. On the palate very powerful, velvety, with ripe tannins. - Gerardo

   0,75-L 14 % Vol.  contains Sulfites  plus ShippingPrice incl. VAT (DE) in stock

 € 20,95 27,93 €/L
   


Erste + Neue | South Tyrol | gerardo.de

The year 1900 marks an important milestone in the history of the wine industry in Kaltern: 70 owners of vineyards in Kaltern join together to form the First Cellar Cooperative Kaltern. They want to take the vinification of the grapes they produce and the marketing of their wines into their own hands in the future. In the same year, work begins on the construction of the building of architectural and historical interest, which is built in the immediate vicinity of the Überetsch railroad station. In 1925 another important step follows with the foundation of the New Cellar Cooperative. Its headquarters are also located near the train station. From the merger of these two cooperatives and the incorporation of the cellar cooperative Baron Josef di Pauli in 1991, the Erste+Neue Kellereigenossenschaft Kaltern is born.

Today, 430 dedicated winegrowers bring their annual harvest to the cellar. Picturesquely, the vine terraces of the member farmers are located in the area around Lake Kaltern and on the plateau at the foot of the Mendel Mountains. The total area under cultivation is about 260 hectares and is distributed among various individual vineyards, many of whose varieties bear illustrious names. The harvests from cru and top vineyards are vinified in separate processes to produce accomplished top wines that delight connoisseurs. Thanks to the experience and experimentation of generations, Erste+Neue today skillfully develops excellent grape varieties into renowned and well-known wines. Among them are the South Tyrolean originals Gewürztraminer, Lagrein and Vernatsch as well as international greats such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Merlot. The elegant Pinot Blanc and the fruity Sauvignon are also particularly popular.

The carefully harvested grapes ferment in the winery to produce exquisite drops. Almost daily, cellar master Gerhard Sanin tastes his protégés and attentively follows their development from grape juice to the initially cloudy raw wine, which he matures - depending on the variety and also the vintage - in wood or steel. Each barrel can tell the story of the wine that has matured in it, because each vineyard site has its own peculiarities, no two years are the same: nature repeats itself in its processes, but differs in the results. And this is good, because the wine is a product of nature and not a technical achievement of man. Only when the cellar master is convinced of this product does he bottle it. Each drop of this wine then tells of the year that produced the grape. - Gerardo

"The First & New was born from the 1986 merger of the two great cellar cooperatives of Caldaro: the First and the New. In 1991, moreover, the members of the Baron di Pauli winery were acquired. Since then, Erste & Neue has been the largest cooperative in South Tyrol in terms of members. Cellarmasters Peter Thuile and Walter Schullian launched an ambitious program to improve wine quality many years ago. The central point of this program is to encourage members to grow varieties suited to their vineyard sites, to avoid fertilizers and sprays to a large extent, and to reduce quantities." - Dr. Jens Priewe
"A fresh wind is blowing through the Erste & Neue in Kaltern, one of the oldest cooperative wineries in South Tyrol. Already, the new, young management team with President Manfred Schullian, cellar master Gerhard Sanin and sales manager Hannes Durnwalder can show remarkable results. In a very short time, they have polished up the company's image with products of the highest quality. The top segment of production is the Puntay line, which incorporates the best grape material already selected by the cellar master in the vineyard." - Gambero Rosso
"With 500 members and nearly 300 hectares of vineyards, the Erste & Neue Kellerei Kaltern is one of the largest winery cooperatives in South Tyrol. Around the picturesque Kalterer See thrives at altitudes between 200 and 600 meters on very different soils - ranging from sandy, to loamy to gravelly, from volcanic to calcareous - almost the entire range of varieties in South Tyrol. Thanks to intensive consultation with members and gentle cellar techniques, the Erste & Neue Kellerei produces not only quantity but also quality" - Falstaff