The grapes are grown on steep hillsides surrounding the abbey. Yields are low. And the result is this complex Sylvaner with a flowery bouquet and mineral undertow. It tastes of honey and pear, and its crisp acidity makes it an ideal food wine.
Drink it with steamed mussels or clams, vegetable soups and grilled fish.
Region: Alto Adige, Italy
Price: About $18
Style: Crisp and bright
What it goes with: Steamed shellfish, vegetable soups, grilled fish.
Where to find it: Almor Wine and Spirits in Hollywood, (323) 874-0410, http://www.almorwines.com; Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373, http://www.flaskfinewines.com; Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024, http://www.silverlakewine.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.com.