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Highest Scores for Alto Adige Wines

The test results from Robert M. Parker are in

He is regarded as the most influential wine tester in the world, and his reviews are decisive for setting prices on the market. Robert M. Parker, editor of The Wine Advocate, has evaluated Alto Adige wines and awarded them the highest scores.

Monica Larner, Parker's reviewer for Italy, has scored no fewer than six wines with 94 or more points. With 97 out of one hundred possible points, the 1991 Rarity Pinot Bianco from the Cantina Terlano came out indisputably at the top. “What can I say? This is a stunning wine," was her commentary.

The 2013 Terminum Gewürztraminer from the Cantina Tramin and the 2014 Edition kunst.stück Pinot Bianco from the Cantina Kaltern also drew the satisfaction of 95 Parker points. An excellent 94 points was awarded to the 2015 Kaiton Isarco Riesling from the Kuenhof of Peter and Brigitte Pliger. According to the American wine journalist, this was “one of the loveliest surprises and discoveries of the tastings in Alto Adige.” Arriving at the same score was the 2013 LR Riserva from the Colterenzio Winery, which for Larner was a wine of “fascinating attractiveness”, as well as the 2013 Baron Salvadori Baronesse Passito from the Nals Margreid Winery, “an impressive wine with deeply aromatic intensity”.

Larner awarded a total of sixty-eight Alto Adige wines with excellent scores between 90 and 93 points. Of the wines awarded 90 or more points, the Cantina Terlano came out on top with twelve at that level. Elena Walch followed with six of them and the Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano with five. Both the Cantina Tramin and the Colterenzio Winery had four wines each with 90 or more points. Those with three such wines were the Cantina Bolzano, Cantina Kaltern, Abbazia di Novacella, and the estate wineries of Franz Haas, Alois Lageder, Tiefenbrunner, and Pacherhof.
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