95/100 Punkte Falstaff November 2018 Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe, feines lebendiges Mousseux. Zarte Nuancen von weißer Birne, ein Hauch von Orangenzesten und Blütenhonig, zart nach Haselnuss, attraktives Bukett. Saftig, komplex, feine Fruchtsüße, unterlegt mit finessenreicher Säurestruktur, mineralisch, ein Hauch von gelber Tropenfrucht im Abgang, sehr gute Länge, sicheres weiteres Entwicklungspotenzial.
94+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Apr 2019 From a single parcel in Urville, the 2008 Brut Grande Sendrée is exceptional, opening in the glass with incipiently rich aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, brioche, marzipan and wheat toast that seems to be on the cusp of acquiring more nutty complexity. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and tight-knit, with superb concentration and structural tension, built around racy acids and concluding with an attractively chalky finish. In keeping with the vintage, this is quite a tensile, reserved Grande Sendrée, but its potential is considerable. Readers should plan on forgetting the 2008 for another four or five years if they wish to catch it at the beginning of its plenitude. It's a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, one-third of which was fermented in barrel; it was disgorged after seven years sur lattes with five grams per liter dosage.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2020 The 2017 Bianco del Ticino Granito blends Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris and Blanc and opens with a clear, intensely floral and refreshing bouquet of ripe fruit aromas intertwined with notes of crushed stones and some oak. Precise and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, dense, tight and seriously structured white with ripe fruit, tension-giving minerals and fine bitters on the finish. The oak influence is palatable but moderate, and the wine has good, refreshing length with some fine tannins and stimulating salinity. This is an excellent white to have with a big, fat fish or good risotto. It is still very young though. Tasted in October 2019.
95/100 Punkte Falstaff 2016/17 Mittleres Gelb, Silberreflexe. Reife Grapefruitnuancen, etwas Cassis, dunkle Mineralität, Anklänge von Steinobst und Pfefferminze. Stoffig, hochelegant, wunderbar balanciert, weiße Frucht, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, verfügt über sehr gute Länge, bereits zugänglich, verfügt über großes weiteres Reifepotenzial
95/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Apr 2018 A few years after releasing the centenary Carignan wine, they decided to bottle a 2015 1903 Centenary Grenache, with a similar approach and philosophy. The grapes are sourced from their oldest family vineyards in the village of Poboleda, basically from two vineyards where they have both Garnacha and Cariñena; but they were picked, fermented and aged separately. The 2015 vintage is not an easy one, perhaps a little too dry and ripe for Garnacha but better for Cariñena; the wine shows high ripeness and is a bit jammy on the nose, with better balance in the palate, where it shows good balance and freshness. It's a bit of a heady Garnacha, an intoxicating wine, showy, open, expressive and impressive. The destemmed grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine matured in new and used 225- and 500-liter barrels to complete some 16 months of aging. 600 bottles were filled in May 2017. This will be released in 2018. I cannot wait to taste future v
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, March 2020 Assembling the fruit from several vineyards that were picked in the first half of October, the 2018 Spitz Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Rotes Tor offers a clear, ripe and elegant nose of tropical fruits intermixed with elegant and flinty terroir notes. Ripe and piquant on the crystalline and salty palate, this is an elegant and already pretty complex Veltliner with an aromatic and refreshing, elegant finish with good grip. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted at the domain in September 2019.