Old Vines Rock!

Two of my favourite wines of a recent vintage from my Old Vine Seminar in Bolzano/Alto Adige yesterday: The Tenuta Delle Terre Nere La Vigna di Don Peppino 2019 Prephylloxera Etna Rosso and the Bodega Spectacle Vins Espectacle del Montsant 2017. Both wines come from very old vines and are characterised…


United Colours of Alto Adige

The United Colours of Wine Summit in Alto Adige - 258 wines to taste. Although I didn't manage to try all of them, here are some highlights of the day: Weissburgunder Riserva Renaissance 2018 by Markus Prackwieser - elegant fruit with great focus and length. Delicate and complex on the nose…


Surprise of the Wöschmeisterschaft

This 1986 Welschriesling 'leicht' from Sattlerhof was one of my surprises from the weekend when I judged Styria's 'Wöschmeisterschaft', a competition all about Welschriesling. With around 3300 hectares, Welschriesling is the second most important white grape variety after Grüner Veltliner in Austria. The spectrum ranges from simple drinking wines to first-class…


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