Mauro Molino Langhe Nebbiolo 2020
Grape varietal: Nebbiolo. Soil: calcareous/clayey. Harvest time: late September, early OctoberVinification: short maceration in contact with the grape skins, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. Partially aged in French oak. Alkohol: 13,5% VOL
Fruity and floral fragrance with pomegranate juice, rose petals and pulverised cinnamon. Vibrant and lively fresh acidity to match the juicy young fruit. Delicately youthful and well orchestrated tannins. The freshness of this wine is its most valuable aspect. And that in combination with a good amount of complexity, grants this Langhe wine an elevated drinkability.Will develop positively over the following years.
Bibi Graetz Colore 2019 20 years anniversary Fiesole, Florence, Toscany, Italy
Up to 8 rounds of picking from each vineyard
Grapes sourced from old Goblet and Guyot trained organic vineyards in Siena, Lamole and Vincigliata with vines between 70 – 90 years old on Galestro and clay soils
Two weeks of fermentation by indiguos yeast
Three weeks of maceration with no temperature control
8 manual punch-down and pump-over per day
20 month in new oak barriques
Assembled blend of 200 casks
14 % alcohol
Tasted Oktober 2021
Transparent color with complex and captivating fragrance of rose petals, cloves and cranberries. Medium plus body with a vibrant fresh acidity that perfectly matches the delicate fruit and the medium plus body. The smooth and silky tannins follow the palate towards a long and pleasant finish.
A perfumed and superb orcheresed wine.
Drinking window – 2040
Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2019 20th Anniversary IGT Toscana rosso
Grapes sourced from 5 vineyards in Siena, Lamole, Vincigliata, Londa and Montefili vineyards on clay and galestro soils
Fermentation by indigous yeast
7-10 days of maceration with no temperature control
20 month in old bariques
Tasted Oktober 2021
Powerful and energetic fragrance of red cherries, fresh bay leaves and spices. Full body with youthful and elegant tannins with a smooth texture. The high and lively acidity matches the moderate fruit perfectly. It is structured, tight and has a sense of cool climate that suits this wine tremendously well.
Will need further bottle maturation. 2025-2045
Giacomo Conterno Monfortino 2005 Barolo Riserva DOCG, Italy
This is an outstanding and historical Monfortion that convincingly shows why this is the most sought after Barolo on the market. Packed with notes of truffles, soil minerals and a finish that goes on for several minitues. Should last for 2-3 decades.
Gravner Ribolla 2010
This 2010 Gravner has spent 5 month on skin maceration, 5 month in buried amphoras, then 6 years in big oak barrels. The result is pure amber colored wine with expressive notes of biscuit, caramel and candied orange, all perfectly balanced with the acidity and structure. This is a benchmark for Orange wine and brilliant vintage for Gravner.
Elena Walch Ludwig 2018 Pinot Nero
It has an intriguing symphony of crushed red berries and green herbs, with a highly aromatic and lively elevated acidity to compliment juicy red fruit. This represents the essence of well made cool climate Pinot Noir. Will mature gracefully over the next 10-15 years.
Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Castle Ringberg 2020
From a pristine single vineyard, named after the idyllic Habsburg built castle, comes this highly expressive Pinot Grigio. It has a perfect balance between tropical fruit, the lively acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. This is a candidate to one of the best Pinot Grigio from this region.
Elena Walch Chardonnay Castle Ringberg riserva 2018
Castle Ringberg Chardonnay beautifully presents a rich and spicy side with notes of ripe fruit, flowers and vanilla that are lifted and held together by a high acidity and a steady structure. Lots of personality and impressions for this one.
Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer 2020
Expressive aromas of rosehip flowers and tropical fruit. It delivers a creamy mouthfeel with an elevated acidity and slightly tannic bite in the finish. Brilliant effort in this entry level wine that truly shows Tramins masterskills in this variety.
Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer Terminum 2017
Owerhvelming fragrance of dried tropical fruits and intense aromatic flavors with a high level of residual sugar that the amount of acidity has difficulties to follow. Served sweet desserts it will provide a solid compliment with a powerful expression.
Cantina Tramin Kellerei Nussbaumer 2019
If anyone should challenge Gewürztraminer from Alcase it has to be Tramin. This Nussbaumer Gewürztraminer has been made with short skin contact, 11 month on fine lees and 7.5 g/l of residual sugar. And the outcome is a highly expressive wine with perfumed floral fragrance and never ending tropical flavors and a mineral driven finish.
Cantina Tramin Pinot Grigio Unterebner 2019
It is juicy and intense with a creamy mouthfeel and a lot of personality. This belongs to some of the most serious Pinot Grigio in all of Italy.
Cantina Terlan Cuvee Terlaner 2019
This cuvee represents a classic blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc and has spent more than 7 month on lees. The pronounced and lively acidity provides the core strength, with aromatic and spicy flavours attached. This is a tremendously well made wine that beautifully displays the essence of Alto Adige.
Cantina Terlan Pinot Grigio Tradition 2019
Lime juice, ginger and herbal aromas. This is a mineral driven wine with an electric and pronounced acidity.
Cantina Terlan Winkl Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Super floral and fruity with a lively acidity to balance it perfectly. This is a captivating and quite sophisticated Sauvignon blanc.
Cantina Terlan Lagrein 2015
Juicy red and blackberries with a medium body, herbal notes and a fresh acidity. This is exactly why Lagrein continues to gain in popularity.
Cantina Andrian Pinot Noir 2016
This wine presents a fruity and vibrant palate with a juicy and crispy acidity that beautifully elevates all the delicate impressions. Great quality for a basic line wine!