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Grape must and new wine

The right drink at the end of the harvest is clear: the new wine must be tasted.

The people here in South Tyrol call the must of the blue grapes, which has only just begun to ferment, “Suser”, and the new wine, “Nuier”. So both of them are drunk in the year of their production.

The “Suser” and the “Nuier” complement a Törggele meal excellently. The still sweet must tastes particularly good with the roasted sweet chestnuts. It is made from pressed grapes and has an alcohol content of 1 percent or less. For the “Suser” not the grapes of the heavy wines such as Merlot, Lagrein or Cabernet are used. But the grapes of the rather light Vernatsch, here mostly served as Kalterersee Auslese, are best suited for the must. Also the “Nuie” and the mature wine of the same type go perfectly with a Törggele meal. Enjoy!

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