International top scores

Wine guides award 108 top scores to 67 wines from Alto Adige

The wines of Alto Adige have no need to fear international comparison, especially not this year. The current editions of the world’s six most renowned wine guides have awarded no fewer than 108 top scores to 67 different wines from Alto Adige. The Terlano Winery alone received 23 top marks – and also produced the two top scoring wines, the Terlano Pinot Blanc Rarity 2009 and the Terlano I Primo Grande Cuvée 2019, the latter considered by Falstaff to be the best white wine in Italy.

If you take a closer look at the international wine guides, you will see that James Suckling has this year awarded the most top marks to wines from Alto Adige: 34 were rated with 95 points or more. There were also no fewer than 27 ratings of 95+ from Falstaff, 20 from Decanter, 13 of its five-grape scores from Gault&Millau, ten 95+ scores from Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate, and four in the VINUM wine guide.

It is thus no surprise that Alto Adige’s white wines are once again ahead of the rest. Of a total of 108 top ratings, 67 went to whites, 29 to reds and twelve to sweet wines, while one red variety – Pinot Noir – came out top among the leading grape varieties.
Decanter

Decanter

Founded in London in 1975, Decanter is one of the oldest and most renowned media aimed exclusively at wine lovers. Over almost 50 years, Decanter has become one of the world’s leading wine critics, reaching around 2.2 million users each month in
Falstaff wine guide

Falstaff wine guide

Falstaff’s roots are in Austria, where a wine magazine was first published under this name in 1980. With its web and print offerings, Falstaff has in the meantime become one of the leading wine media in the German-speaking world, with a total
Gault&Millau

Gault&Millau

The 1970s saw French journalists Henri Gault and Christian Millau start their experimental gourmet guide which has been published under the name of its founders ever since. In its fifty years of existence, Gault&Millau has become one of the
James Suckling

James Suckling

For almost 30 years the Los Angeles-born wine critic James Suckling was one of the brains behind “The Wine Spectator”, according to the business magazine Forbes “one of the most powerful wine critics in the world”. Since 2010 Suckling has assumed
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate

Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate

Hailing from Baltimore in the USA, Robert Parker is actually a lawyer, but his heart has always belonged to wine. In the late 1970s he began publishing a wine guide under the title “The Wine Advocate”, today one of the most renowned and influential
VINUM wine guide

VINUM wine guide

Launched in Zurich in 1980, the VINUM trade journal today describes itself as a “magazine for wine culture” and is published in different editions in several countries (as well as online). VINUM also publishes its own wine guides year on year, which
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