Alto Adige is a dynamic winegrowing region at the northern end of Italy that combines a brisk alpine climate, mountain viticulture and complex geology with the brilliance of Mediterranean sunshine. Here, Cantina Tramin collectively gathers 300 small growers to produce the highest quality wine from specialty varieties like Gewürztraminer, Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio and Lagrein. The name "Selida" comes from Old High German and means "small farmstead", a tribute to the longstanding culture of smallholdings that still constitute the strength of Cantina Tramin.
Vineyards: A selection of vineyards with southwest exposure on some of the steepest terraces in the region at altitudes from 300-500 meters. The soil is calciferous loam with gravel. Extreme interplay of sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cool nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains.
Aging: Up to 10 years
Winemaking: The grapes were harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed after a short period of maceration. Fermentation at controlled temperature (18°C) in small steel tanks, where maturation takes place without malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: This wine has an intensively shining golden yellow colour. It demonstrates a wealth of aromas including roses, lilies, spicy flowers, dried herbs and ripe exotic fruits such as mangos and passion fruit. In the mouth, it is rich in body and extract with finely spiced juiciness.
Food Pairing: Pairs wonderfully with food, especially antipastos with fish and ripe smoked cheese, white meat dishes and swordfish or seafood. Exciting as an accompaniment to spicy dishes, Oriental cuisine and spicy, aromatic creations.
Serving Temperature: 8/10°C