Doran Chardonnay 2019 - 95
Gant Merlot Riserva 2019 - 93
Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - 93
Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2019 - 91
Anrar Blauburgunder Riserva 2019 - 92
Juvelo Gewürztraminer Passito 2020 - 92
Die Kellerei Andrian wurde 1893 gegründet und ist damit die älteste Winzergenossenschaft in ganz Südtirol. 2008 hat sie sich der Führung der Kellerei Terlan angeschlossen. Seither steht Andrian für kraftvoll-elegante, vielschichtige Weine. Der Fokus liegt bei den Weißweinen auf Sauvignon und Chardonnay, bei den Rotweinen auf Blauburgunder, Lagrein und Merlot. Mit den aktuellen Jahrgängen sind der samtig-füllige Merlot "Gant" und der spannungsgeladene Chardonnay "Doran" in die Riege der Südtiroler Spitzenweine aufgestiegen.
Gant Merlot Riserva 2019
I love the enveloping, savory nose with notes of forest berries, roast meat and old balsamic vinegar. Ripe and rich, but with a stack of healthy fine tannin and earthy complexity, this really shows what merlot can achieve in Alto Adige! So much depth and drive at the very long finish! Drink or hold.
Doran Chardonnay 2019
Quite some toasty oak here, but the wine has plenty of stone fruit and ripe yellow grapefruit. Generous and structured with lively, lemony acidity that neatly lifts the long, bold finish. Many years ahead of it.
Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2020
This has a very wide spectrum of aromas, ranging from yellow grapefruit and melon to yellow peach and honeysuckle. So succulent, yet beautifully balanced and properly dry, this is a remarkably polished sauvignon that’s so easy to enjoy. Just keeps pumping out the fruit at the long, ripe finish.
Rubeno Lagrein 2021
Explosive blackberry and elderberry aromas with a hint of bitter chocolate. This may not be terribly complex, but the dry tannins of the lagrein grape have been expertly tamed. The touch of smoked-bacon character neatly melds with the black fruit and velvety tannins to create a very satisfying whole. Rather long finish too!
Finado Pinot Bianco 2021
A very classic Alto Adige dry pinot blanc with the bright citrus and sweet vegetal (think snow peas and garden peas) aromas, plus the combination of juicy fruit and freshness we expect from these wines. Super-clean finish. The bright acidity makes this extremely refreshing, without dominating the flavor profile.
Attractive candied-pineapple, lemon and lychee aromas with a touch of fresh mint. Light-bodied for this grape with quite pronounced, lemony acidity, but all this fits neatly together and the result is unusually refreshing for this generally low-acidity grape.
Pinot Noir 2021
Frank red-cherry fruit, plus the combination of smoothness and quite juicy fruit on the medium-bodied palate, makes this pinot noir easy to enjoy. Moderately dry tannin gives the finish some definition.
Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo 2020 - 2 Gläser
Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2019 - 2 Gläser
Doran Chardonnay 2019 - 2 Gläser
Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo 2020 - 95 pts
Packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle, the 2020 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Passito Juvelo has nutty notes that are lavishly layered over with honey and sun-dried apricot. The wine is viscous and rich with lovely fruit weight that wraps opulently over the palate. The acidity and those bright fruit flavors keep the wine from feeling too heavy. Winemaking sees a brief three hours of skin maceration and barrique aging for 11 months. The alcohol content on this wine is a contained 11.5%. Only 2,500 bottles were made.
Doran Chardonnay 2019 - 93 pts
The 2019 Alto Adige Chardonnay Riserva Doran is a generous and ample wine with flinty notes of crushed stone followed by softer tones of apricot, honey and Golden Delicious apple. There are soft oak renderings on this full-bodied white, and the wine's texture is smooth and supple. The wine is fermented in oak, and it ages on the lees in tonneaux for 12 months. Only 5,000 bottles were released.
Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2019 - 93 pts
The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Anrar offers depth and careful sophistication with dark fruit, scorched earth, tar and licorice. The wine treads softly over the palate with concentrated fruit and delicate oak. You could hold this bottle or drink it now. Only 5,000 bottles were made.
Gant Merlot Riserva 2019 - 93 pts
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 2019 - 92 pts
The Lagrein grape always offers inky and impenetrable density. The 2019 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva Tor di Lupo shows opulent fruit with dried plum and prune. This is a heavy and sticky red wine that would best pair with succulent meats such as lamb or steak. There is a hint of bitter almond on the close. 6,000-bottle release.
Finado Pinot Bianco 2021 - 92 pts
Made in stainless steel only, the 2021 Alto Adige Weissburgunder Pinot Bianco Finado is another terrific expression of one of my favorite Alto Adige white grapes. This wine is especially bright and crisp with lemon preserves, fresh pear, lychee fruit and crushed stone. It offers outstanding value with 36,000 bottles released.
Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - 92 pts
The 2020 Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc Andrius has a soft and slightly waxy texture with preserved lemon, candied apricot and dried orange zest. This wine takes a sophisticated look at Sauvignon Blanc, offering lasting richness with hints of toasted almond and sweet pie crust. This vintage saw 9,000 bottles produced.
Gant Merlot Riserva 2019
Juvelo Gewürztraminer Passito 2016 - 4 Sterne
Tor di Lupo Lagrein Riserva 2019 - 3 Sterne
Rubeno Lagrein 2021 - 3 Sterne
Bocado Schiava 2021 - 3 Sterne
Gewürztraminer 2021 - 3 Sterne
Gant Merlot 2019 GOLD
Tor Di Lupo Lagrein 2019 ROSSO
Andrius Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ROSSO
Anrar Pinot Noir 2019 ROSSO