Awards for Alto Adige Wines

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The Results are In from Gambero Rosso, BIWA, and Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Some twenty-one Alto Adige wines were awarded “Three Glasses”, four wines are among the best of BIWA, and four Alto Adige wines score outstanding point totals in the Robert Parker Wine Advocate. The renowned wine guides made things exciting once again this year.

In the end, twenty-one Alto Adige wines in the most famous wine guide in Italy, Gambero-Rosso, managed to be honored with the coveted “Three Glasses” in I Vini d’Italia 2020.

Three varieties were tied this year with three honors each: Gewürztraminer, Lagrein, and Pinot Blanc. A total of fourteen white wines, six red wines, and one sparkling wine scaled the Mt. Olympus of the world of Italian wine.

2020 “Three Glasses” Alto Adige White Wines
  • 2018 Auratus Gewürztraminer – Ritterhof Estate Winery
  • 2017 Nussbaumer Gewürztraminer – Cantina Tramin
  • 2018 V. Kastelaz Gewürztraminer – Elena Walch
  • 2017 Feldmarschall von Fenner Müller Thurgau – Tiefenbrunner
  • 2017 Quintessenz Pinot Blanc – Cantina Kaltern
  • 2017 Sanct Valentin Pinot Blanc – Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano
  • 2018 Sirmian Pinot Blanc – Nals Margreid
  • 2016 Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc – Gumphof – Markus Prackwieser
  • 2017 Quarz Terlaner Sauvignon Blanc – Cantina Terlano
  • 2017 Windbichel Vinschgau Riesling – Unterortl Estate Winery – Juval Castle
  • 2017 Praepositus Valle Isarco Riesling – Abbazia di Novacella
  • 2018 Valle Isarco Sylvaner – Kuenhof – Peter Pliger
  • 2017 Valle Isarco Sylvaner – Köfererhof – Günther Kerschbaumer
  • 2017 Manna Dolomiten Vineyard White – Haas

2020 “Three Glasses” Alto Adige Red Wines
  • 2016 Lafóa Cabernet Sauvignon – Cantina Colterenzio
  • 2016 Staffes Lagrein Riserva – Kornell Estate Winery
  • 2017 Taber Lagrein Riserva – Cantina Bolzano
  • 2015 V. Klosteranger Lagrein Riserva – Muri Gries Monastery Winery
  • 2016 Trattmann Pinot Noir Riserva – Girlan Winery
  • 2018 Rondell Santa Maddalena Classico – Glögglhof – Franz Gojer

2020 “Three Glasses” Alto Adige Sparkling Wine
  • 2013 Extra Brut 1919 Riserva Sparkling Wine – Kettmeir

The conferring of the “Three Glasses” awards will take place within the framework of a celebration in Rome on October 27.

And which Alto Adige wines landed distinctions from BIWA (Best Italian Wine Awards)? Every year, a committee of international wine connoisseurs nominates fifty wines that stand out for quality, aroma, color, and consistency. The following Alto Adige wines are among the fifty best:
  • 2016 Terminum Gewürztraminer Spätlese – Cantina Tramin
  • 2014 Appius White – Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano
  • 2016 Terlaner Grande Cuvée – Cantina Terlano
  • 2018 Terlaner Réserve della Contessa – Manincor

On top of that, in Part 2 of its 2019 Alto Adige Report, the American magazine Robert Parker Wine Advocate awarded four Alto Adige wines with ninety-five or more points out of a hundred:
  • 2016 Krafuss Pinot Noir, Alois Lageder (95+/100)
  • 2016 Löwengang Chardonnay, Alois Lageder (95+/100)
  • 2015 Klosteranger Vineyard Lagrein Riserva, Muri-Gries (95/100)
  • 2017 Juvelo Gewürztraminer Passito, Cantina Andriano (95/100)

Congratulations to the winners!
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