This winery is owned by husband and wife team Brigitte and Peter Pliger, and it is one of the best white wine estates in Italy. It has been in their family for 200 years. Their extremely steep vineyards are located at high altitudes in the part of South Tyrol called the Val d’Isarco (or Eisacktal), not far from the border with Austria. They grow their grapes organically on 6 hectares, and their wines show an almost electric mineral character derived from schist, quartz phyllite, lots of stones, and morainic layers of crushed rock in their vineyards. You will not find better Riesling or Sylvaner anywhere in Italy. These are genuniely great wines that get better with age.