Abbazia di Novacella Sylvaner Alto Adige Valle Isarco 2019

Abbazia di Novacella Sylvaner Alto Adige Valle Isarco 2019

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Direct Press Selection | July 2021

  • Press 4 Mix
  • Press 4 White

Abbazia di Novacella was founded by the Monks of Augustinian Order of Canons Regular in 1142, near the city of Bolzano in Northwestern Italy. The vineyards in the Bressanone valley basin, planted at above 650 meters above sea level (over 2100 feet!), have never seen chemical farming, are planted on mica schist, para gneiss and quartzite soils created by a glacier moving through the region thousands of years ago. With over 850 years of experience in this beautiful region, the wines from Abbazia di Novacella are steeped in history, and are some of the finest examples from Alto Adige.

While Sylvaner is mostly planted in Germany and Austria, the monks at Abbazia di Novacella have been growing the grape for hundreds of years. Here, at higher elevation than its counterparts, the grape matures slowly allowing for a more aromatic and elegant rendition. Fermented in stainless steel, and aged in a combination of steel and acacia casks.
Bursting with ripe green pear, golden apple and smoky minerals on the nose, this is pure alpine joy. The combination of steel and acacia aging allows for richness to develop without the wine getting weighty. Lots of melon and orchard fruit, met by flinty minerals and subtle herbaceous notes of sage and mint.   

[Kirk Sutherland, July 2021]

Pickup Hours and Delivery Information

We are open for in-store shopping 12pm-8pm Tuesday-Sunday and 2pm-8pm Monday. Orders placed online are ready to be picked up within the hour.

Neighborhood delivery:

If you are requesting free local delivery, we are asking for a $75 minimum. Deliveries are made within our local neighborhood free of charge, defined by Eastern Parkway, Lafayette Ave, 5th Ave, and Franklin Ave.

Please order by 5:30pm to guarantee same-day delivery. A gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged for all local deliveries.

Greater Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan:

We offer same-day delivery anywhere in NYC for $15. Orders must be placed by 1pm to ensure same-day delivery, otherwise they will go out the following day. As with local deliveries, a gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged

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Outside of NYC: 

For delivery outside of New York we ship via common carrier. We currently do not ship to the following states: AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, KS, KY, NC, MD, MS, MT, OK, PA, SD, UT, VT, WI. As statutory laws are constantly changing, please note that this list is updated frequently, and acceptance of an order does not guarantee that we will ultimately be able to ship wine to you. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship spirits anywhere outside of New York State. 

Concierge Shipping

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Terms & Conditions

You must be 21 years or older to purchase and receive products from Vanderbilt Wine Merchants. If you request shipping you authorize Vanderbilt Wine Merchants to engage a common carrier to deliver your order. All shipments require an adult signature at the time of delivery. Therefore, either you or an authorized adult must be present at the time of delivery with proof of identification. 
If you wish to ship to a location outside of New York State, you assume all responsibility for shipment. We will notify you before processing your order if we are unable to ship wine to the state you request. For the protection of your wines, we will not ship during warmer months without your express request. All orders are packed immediately upon purchase but we may wait for optimal conditions to send. Since we cannot control the temperature of any common carrier, we do our best to send shipments out at the beginning of each week. We will always confirm any delays in shipment, and the choice is ultimately up to you.
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