Perched on the steep Eastern side of the canyon-like valley of the Adige river in the Trento region, Pojer e Sandri is one of the most remarkable wineries of the Trento region and all of Italy.
Pojer e Sandri dates to 1975, when young Fiorentino Sandri inherited a parcel of vineyards at the alpine village of Faedo, Trentino and formed a partnership with with his friend, Mario Pojer, who had just received his diploma from San Michele Agricjultural Istitute.
Today, Pojer e Sandri are internationally respected, as an innovative, trend-setting winery with every aspect of viticulture and wine making in perpetual search for new ideas to improve quality. In order to preserve aromatic characteristics (aromas and natural antioxidants) the grapes are worked in "iperriduction" (no oxygen.) a proprietary technique using methodologies developed by Pojer e Sandri, which includes washing grape bunches before pressing in a nitrogen-saturated, oxygen free environment before fermentation using natural yeasts selected before harvest.
Pojer e Sandri produces a broad spectrum of wines, distillates, vinegars. Their white wines benefit greatly from the striking, diurnal, contrast between day and night time temperatures and the influence of wind coming from near by Lake Garda. This results in the strong development of aromas, richness and concentration, making Faedo an ideal location for the production of white wines and cool, weather reds.
Grown at 600 meters, the Palai Muller Thurgau (a hybrid of Kerner and Riesling) is Pojer e Sandriís calling card wine and an undisputed benchmark of the Muller Thurgau varietal. Pale straw/yellow in color with greenish tones, the bouquet is intensely aromatic with hints of peach and citrusy notes of lemon. The palate echoes the bouquet with concentrated minerality and delicate complexity. Delicate and concentrated, at the same time, the Pojer e Sandri Muller Thurgau is a stunning example of what is possible with the Muller Thurgau grape.
Nosiola is an obscure, indigenous, white variety that grows in the vineyards that surround Italy's Dolomiti mountains in Trentino. While Nosiola, as Trentinoís only commercially grown native white grape, was once extensively grown throughout Trentino, over the last 30-40 years with the arrival of industrially focused winemaking and marketing, Nosiola began to fall out of favor.
Pojer e Sandriís Nosiola is an example of this distinctive variety. Straw/yellow with greenish reflections, the Pojer e Sandri Nosiola presents a delicate, aromatic, lightly floral bouquet with the scent of golden apples. On the palate it is very dry, flavorful and fragrant with flavors of peach, apricot, bright grapefruit, and lemon rind with notes of hazelnuts. Focused and linear in style it is brimming with stony minerality and bright, Alpine acidity.