Terlaner I Primo Grand Cuvèe 2019
The bouquet shows tremendous impact: teeming with fruit, restrained yet buzzing aromas of seasoned oak, chalk and flint. A really elegant and structured palate shows white fruits, ginger, and dried honey with a vigorous acidity and almost stark minerality. A sensational wine with decades ahead of it.
Rarity Pinot Bianco 2009
Restrained but intense yellow fruit, pineapple, citrus and chalky nose. Plush and poised palate with precise yellow/tropical fruit and lime flavours, underscored by refreshing acidity and an unobtrusive structure. It has an irreproachable line, length and balance, the aftertaste lingering on and on. A wine of exceptional character and quality.
Quarz Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Great varietal definition on the nose with grapefruit and herbal undertones. Rosemary and thyme along with a ripe citrus character. Lovely juicy cool green fruit flavours balanced by a strident minerality. Hard to find a better example of Sauvignon; well worth the money. A metaphysical wine with a lingering finish.
Porphyr Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva 2019
Saturated colour and nose! Creamy, dark, dense and compelling stuff. Full-bodied, very dry, with lots of oak, rich bitter chocolate notes, grippy tannins and an enticing fruit core. Poised balance but very taut. Long, dry, impressive, oaky finish. There's complexity, but such joyous drinkability too.
Vorberg Alto Adige Terlano Pinot Bianco Riserva 2019
Subtle oak, ripe Williams pear, pineapple, spring floral and chalky bouquet. The palate is mouthfilling and juicy with an impressive intensity of ripe fruit flavours, underscored by crisp acidity, well-integrated alcohol and a long mineral-inflected finish. Super now, and won’t fall over anytime soon. Remarkable.
Lunare Alto Adige Gewürztraminer 2020
Elegant, fresh and floral-toned nose. Creamy, polished and restrained in the mouth with nutty nuances and sweet perfumed hints. Ample but poised with abundant definition and sufficient acidity. Long, luscious and enticing finish. The words ‘polished’ and ‘enticing’ come to mind. A Gewürztraminer for Gewürztraminer devotees.
Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus 2019
Orchard/tropical fruit and spice nose. Weighty on the palate with moderate freshness and ample fruit concentration. Long, stony finish.