2018 - Falstaff

Die Kellerei Terlan hat von jeher einen hervorragenden Ruf für ihre langlebigen Weißweine.

Die Gewächse aus Terlan starten langsam, brauchen etwas länger Zeit sich zu entwickeln, sind dann aber komplex und eigenständig. In der Schatzkammer ...

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2017 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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2018 - James Suckling

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2018 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I enjoyed a very special afternoon with winemaker Rudi Kofler visiting the extreme vineyard sites above the town of Terlano, located halfway between Bolzano and Merano along the Adige River valley. The Vorberg vineyards are planted at near vertical inclines ...

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2018 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I enjoyed a very special afternoon with winemaker Rudi Kofler visiting the extreme vineyard sites above the town of Terlano, located halfway between Bolzano and Merano along the Adige River valley. The Vorberg vineyards are planted at near vertical inclines ...

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2016 - James Suckling

Mountain High Pinots from Italy

I did a quick tasting over the weekend of a dozen pinot noirs – blauburgunder – from Alto Adige, Italy, and it was one of the most fun tastings I did this summer, so far. It wasn’t because they were the best wines or the most powerful or structured. I regularly drink top Burgundy and just the other night I had a 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux at a dinner with friends from Hong Kong. But it was a fascinating tasting, reviewing a dozen pinots from Italy’s mountainous wine regions.

 

The 13 pinots I tasted blind on Saturday were a whole different thing compared to top Burgundy, and that’s why they were delicious and satisfying. Some had a more minerally or dried fruit character that suggests that they used different clones from Burgundy as well as the unique minerally and mountainous soils of Alto Adige. Others were more fruit-forward and structured like pinots form places such as California’s Russian River. Even others were slatey and intense like pinots from New Zealand’s Central Otago. Anyway, I enjoyed the diversity and precision of the wines and they were so drinkable.

  • Monticol '13

    93 points
    Aromas of rich strawberry and smoked meat follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a dense and flavorful finish. I like the soft almost oily texture to it. Drink now.