Falstaff 2019/2020

Gant Merlot Riserva 2016       93

Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2017           93

Doran Chardonnay 2016        93

Juvelo Gewürztraminer Passito 2017  93

Anrar Blauburgunder Riserva 2016   92

 Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2016     92

 

Mit Gründungsjahr 1893 ist die Kellerei Andrian die älteste Kellereigenossenschaft Südtirols.

2008 wurde Andrian von der Kellerei Terlan übernommen, der zweitältesten des Landes.

Andrian liegt am orografisch rechten Ufer der Etsch, Terlan am linken.

Die Reben in Andrian sind mehr nach Osten und Süden ausgerichtet, jene und Terlan schauen nach Süden und Westen.

Während die Lagen in Terlan von Porphyr geprägt sind, dominiert in den Andrianer Rieden Kalkgestein.

Die Verantwortlichen der Kellerei Terlan um Klaus Gasser und Rudi Kofler haben beschlossen, diese Unterschiede noch prägnanter herauszuarbeiten.

Die Weine von Andrian und Terlan werden daher unter getrennte Marken geführt.

Verarbeitet werden sie ausschließlich in Terlan, dafür wurde sogar der Kellere erweitert.

Die historischen KellerRäumlichkeiten in Andrian dienen für die Veranstaltungen und für den Ausbau der schweren Rotweine.

Ein Klassiker ist der Lagrein „Tor di Lupo“, der Ende der 1980-er Jahre einer der ersten Premium-Lagrein des Landes war.

Einmal mehr ausgezeichnet fiel in diesem Jahr der „Merlot Riserva Gant“ aus. Einer der besten Merlots des Landes.

Aber auch Blauburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc und Gewürztraminer fühlen sich in den Andrianer Lagen sehr wohl.


Sauvignon Experience

„Sauvignon Experience”: Sauvignon Andrius bester Italiens

Der Andrius 2017 der Kellerei Andrian setzte sich bei der ersten Auflage des nationalen Wettbewerbs „Sauvignon Experience“ in Penon bei Kurtatsch gegen die starke Konkurrenz durchund behauptete sich als bester Sauvignon Italiens. Insgesamt verkostete die 25-köpfige Fachjury im Rahmen der Veranstaltung 85 Weine aus 8 Regionen Italiens.

Sauvignon Blanc gehört zu den meist verbreiteten Sorten der Welt. Auch in Südtirol spielt diese beliebte Sorte eine immer bedeutendere Rolle. Einige seiner herausragendsten Vertreter stellten sich vor wenigen Tagen dem kritischen Urteil der Juroren bei der „Sauvignon Experience“. Zur Jury zählten Önologen, Sommeliers und Weinjournalisten aus ganz Italien.

Andrius, der Beste seiner Sorte

Anhand eines 100-Punktesystems kürten sie unter den teilnehmenden Weinen des Jahrgangs 2017 – darunter Top-Sauvignons aus ganz Italien - einen zum großen Sieger: den Sauvignon Andrius der Kellerei Andrian. „Eine Verkostung ist immer eine Momentaufnahme. Durch die präzise komplexe Sauvignon-Frucht und seiner raffinierten, lebendigen Struktur brachte es der Sauvignon Andrius auf den Punkt und konnte die Fachjury überzeugen“, so der Kellermeister der Kellerei Andrian Rudi Kofler.

 


James Suckling 2019

Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2016 - 95

This is always a killer lagrein, and the 2016 is no different, delivering an eclectic array of dark chocolate, oyster shell, violet extract and dark plums. Full-bodied and very generous on the palate, which all the while remains tightly knit and in focus. The tannins are so polished and wonderful. Delicious now, but better in 2021.

Doran Chardonnay 2016 - 93 

I like the aromas of licorice, smoke and wax that follow through to a full body with layers of fruit and a spicy finish. Drink now.

Pinot Grigio 2018 - 93

Lovely intensity to the pinot grigio with cooked-apple, pear and papaya character on both the nose and palate. Rich with depth. Fresh still. Drink now.

Somereto Chardonnay 2018 - 92

A delicious chardonnay with sliced cooked apples and light honey and cream undertones. Medium body. Layered and flavorful. Drink now.

Gewürztraminer 2018 - 92

Typical aromas of spice, smoke and dried pears follow through to a medium body with a tight texture of light, creamy tannins. Drink now.

Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2016    -  92

The dusty texture and tension to the dried-strawberry and cedar character makes this red ever so enticing. Medium body. Firm tannins and a crisp finish. Better in 2020, but already delicious.

Finado Pinot Bianco 2018    -  92

Gorgeous sliced pears and white pineapple with a mineral and fresh lemon-grass undertone. Medium body, pretty fruit and a crisp finish. Drink or hold.

Floreado Sauvignon Blanc 2018  -  92

Intense aromas of gooseberries and apples with lemon undertones. Full body. Lots of flavor. Yet, it’s bright and lively. Drink or hold.

Rubeno Lagrein 2018  - 91

This is a delightful, early-drinking style of lagrein that reveals dark cherries, iodine and blackcurrants. Medium body, very supple tannins and a medium-chewy finish. Drink now.

Gant Merlot Riserva 2016  -   91

I like the red-pepper and black-olive character to this with a medium body and firm, lightly chewy tannins. Drink now.

Pinot Noir 2018 -   91

A fresh and clean pinot noir with strawberry and light cream and leather character that follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now.

 

 


Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia 2019

Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo 2016 -  2 Gläser

Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2015  -  2 Gläser

Pinot Grigio 2017 - 2 Gläser



Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 2018

Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo 2016 - 94

Packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle, the 2016 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo is a powerful dessert wine, but it also shows a delicate side that comes through loud and clear. The bouquet exhibits luscious honey, candied almond, dried apricot and fragrant jasmine. The mouthfeel is rich, smooth and super silky. This dessert wine is fermented and aged (for 11 months) in barrique. Only 1,900 bottles will be released.

Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - 93+

The 2016 Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc Andrius is a spectacular wine that takes that characteristic intensity of the grape and pushes the boundaries even further. The bouquet is layered and rich with tropical and passion fruits, all followed by tangy citrus and lemon mousse. As the wine warms in the glass, it shows round notes of sweet honey, saffron and toasted almond. Some 6,000 bottles of Andrius were made in this vintage. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and it ages on the fine lees for five months.

Gant Merlot Riserva 2015 - 93

The 2015 Alto Adige Merlot Riserva Gant is a wine of enormous beauty and depth. It opens to dark, succulent and enriched layers of dark cherry, blackcurrant, spice, savory tobacco and leather. The wine rises from the glass with beautiful intensity and proud, immediate aromas that wrap thickly over the senses. The wine's characteristic softness —that pure essence of Merlot, for lack of a better term—is stunning and delicious. This wine should hold steady over the next 10 years. Only 9,000 bottles were produced.

Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2015 - 92

My favorite Lagrein pairings include my family's roast whole chicken recipe with potatoes and onions. This native grape from Northern Italy is especially well matched to the bold, simple and genuine flavors of home cooking. Cantina Andriano has created an excellent expression in this warm vintage. The 2015 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva Tor di Lupo is one of the best Lagrein-based wines on the market today. Dark cherry and black fruit rise with seamless and broad-reaching intensity. The tannins are soft and sweet. The wine fans far and wide over the palate. Some 18,000 bottles were made.

Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2015 - 91+

The 2015 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Anrar shows density and power with a ripe and concentrated quality of fruit. The wine opens to dark color saturation and bold layers of blackcurrant, dried cherry and rose petal. The wine wraps thickly over the palate with broader and thicker textural richness than you usually get from a cool climate, mountain Pinot Nero. The finish shows points of surprising softness and succulence that you only get with this grape in the warmer vintages such as 2015. Bottle production is limited to just 4,000 units.

 


Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2015

Quattro viti


Vini Buoni D'Italia 2019

Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2015 - 4 Sterne

Juvelo Gewürztraminer Passito 2016 - 3 Sterne

Rubeno Lagrein 2107 - 3 Sterne

Bocado Schiava 2107 - 3 Sterne


The Wine Hunter Award 2018

Doran Chardonnay 2016     -   GOLD

Andrius Sauvignon Blanc  2017     -   ROSSO 

Gant Merlot Riserva 2015     -   ROSSO 

Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2015     -   ROSSO 

Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2015     -   ROSSO