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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 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

I am happily impressed with the entire line of new releases offered by Cantina Terlano. Two wines stand out. The first is the 2004 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Rarity that gives solid evidence for the excellent aging potential of this white grape. The 2013 Alto Adige Terlano I Grande Cuvée is just at the start of its evolution but offers great promise for its future aging. The price tags on these two wines are very steep as they represent special bottlings and unique productions

  • Pinot Bianco 2004 '04

    96 Punkte
    With only 3,300 bottles produced, the 2004 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Rarity is part of a special release of wines that are aged on the lees in steel pressure tanks for ten years. This is a unique and special wine that is beautifully redolent of apricot, honey, crushed mineral, dried herb and light shadings of spice. The aromatic offering is profound and complex and those tertiary mineral notes are certainly showing nicely. The wine's creamy finish is highlighted by pretty flavors of lemon zest and candied orange peel. This Pinot Bianco is built to age for ten years or more.
  • Terlaner I Grande Cuvée 2013 '13

    95 points
    The Cantina Terlano 2013 Alto Adige Terlaner I Grande Cuvée is a quest for white wine perfection. The blend is 90% Pinot Bianco with 7% Chardonnay and 3% Sauvignon Blanc. It is fermented in large oak casks and then ages on the lees in oak for one year. This elaborate approach has shaped a fine and elegant bouquet with seamless integration. Stone fruit, citrus, toasted almond and Golden Delicious apple find impeccable balance. The wine boasts a creamy and rich textural personality. Cantina Terlano has a proven track record in terms of the aging potential of its excellent Pinot Bianco-based wines.
  • Vorberg '13

    93+ points
    This is a magnificent achievement from Cantina Terlano. The 2013 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg is just at the beginning of what promises to be a very long aging evolution. The bouquet offers an impeccable and seamless sense of integration with pressed yellow rose that segues to candied almond, pine nut, stone fruit, preserved lemon and mountain herb. Subtle mineral notes also appear at the edges. The mouthfeel is pure and steady with long persistence, good structure and bright acidity.
  • Nova Domus '13

    93 points
    The gorgeous 2013 Alto Adige Terlano Riserva Nova Domus represents a blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Part of the blend is fermented in oak and ages on the lees for 12 months. The bouquet is generous and rich with pretty layers of stone fruit, nectarine, peach and spicy cinnamon apple. This is a truly beautiful white wine with an impressive level of generosity, intensity and complexity. It's a beautiful achievement.
  • Winkl '15

    93 points
    Winkl is one of my absolute favorite Italian white wines and the current vintage is even better than most. The 2015 Alto Adige Sauvignon Winkl is a soft and creamy expression with loads of aromatic definition and depth. The bouquet peels back to reveal thick layers of stone fruit, acacia honey, toasted almond, wild sage and crushed mineral. Think of a Sauvignon descriptor, and this wine has it on full display. The beautiful quality of fruit is reinforced by the smoothness and the suppleness of the mouthfeel.
  • Monticol '13

    93 points
    The 2013 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Montigl is a gorgeous wine and an Italian wine to remember. The presentation is clean and forthcoming with a great sense of aromatic precision and sharpness. The bouquet is finely stitched together with seamless integration between wild berry, grille herb and light spice. The finish is long and silky. This wine is aged in both large and small oak barrels.
  • Porphyr '13

    92 points
    If you are unfamiliar with the Lagrein grape, the 2013 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva Porphyr offers one of the most sophisticated and complete renditions of this Northern Italian indigenous variety. The bouquet is anything but predictable. In fact, it offers an unexpected touch of rusticity with red beets, wet earth and tobacco followed by an abundance of dark fruit and ripe blackberry. Ultimately, the wine's main theme is texture. The mouthfeel is dense, soft and luscious.
  • Lunare '14

    92 points
    Aged in both oak and stainless steel, the 2014 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Lunare is loaded high with opulent, fragrant aromas that peel back in thick layers. The wine shows big lines and broad shoulders with a juicy, creamy texture. It also delivers an impeccable sense of balance with a high caliber of aromatic intensity that is softly tempered by the lasting elegance of the mouthfeel.
  • Gewürztraminer '15

    92 points
    The Cantina Terlano 2015 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer is a gorgeous white wine that stands tall among its peers. The bouquet is so fragrant, fine and pure. The wine's low price point also bears underlining. Honeysuckle, almond blossom, mango, tropical fruit and dried herb aromas are delivered with precision and buoyancy. The wine never shows heaviness or excessive weight. Bravo.
  • Kreuth '14

    91+ points
    The oak-aged 2014 Alto Adige Terlano Chardonnay Kreuth is a beautiful wine that demonstrates that hard work in the winery can overcome any vintage adversity. Some white wines in 2014 taste thin and watery, but not this Chardonnay. This is a generous and layered wine with abundant aromas of stone fruit, creamy vanilla, peach, spice, toasted pine nut and dried flower. In terms of complexity, this wine brings out all the subtle nuances to be found in oak-aged Chardonnay. In the mouth, Kreuth is rich and velvety. This wine should hold well over the next ten years.
  • Quarz '14

    91 points
    The 2014 Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Quarz is a fantastic white wine that defeats the odds of a challenging vintage. The wine shows Sauvignon Blanc intensity with yellow rose, candied fruit, mountain herb and passion fruit. No doubt, the structure and general intensity of this wine is much deeper and more elaborate compared to its many peers. Despite it many attributes, this vintage is better suited for near or medium-term consumption.
  • Gries '13

    91 points
    Cantina Terlano shows great results with its red wines as well as its cool climate mountain whites. The 2013 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva Gries is a soft and luscious rendition that delivers plump cherry flavors with blackberry and dark plum. Soft tannins give the wine a less formal approach.
  • Pinot Bianco '15

    91 points
    The delicious Cantina Terlano 2015 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco offers terrific value and quality. This is a round and supple expression that presents a steady flow of aromas that span from yellow fruit and pear to honey and pine nut. The wine offers impressive staying power and a lush, creamy texture. Despite its price point, this white promises good medium-term aging potential.
  • Terlaner '15

    90 points
    A blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2015 Alto Adige Terlano Classico is a delightful wine on all levels. It offers a fresh and clean approach with zesty tropical fruit, dried sage, preserved lemon and a touch of natural rubber at the back. Some 20% of the wine is aged in large oak casks. The quality of the bouquet is bright and splendid. The refreshing mouthfeel is capped by a playful hint of mint leaf. This historic white blend has been in production since 1893.
  • Pinot Grigio '15

    90 points
    Cantina Terlano does a great job with this bright and refreshing white wine. The 2015 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio is the kind of wine that begs a second and perhaps a third bottle during one of those epic beachfront seafood meals that define Italian living. The wine is absolutely crisp and fine with balanced acidity that finds beautiful contrast against slightly sweet flavors of pink grapefruit, peach and passion fruit. You also get some distant hay and dried herb at the back. Drink this delicious Grigio within the next 18 months.