94 points Wine Enthusiast
"Racy and delicious, this breathtakingly beautiful white has enticing aromas of fragrant white flower, Bartlett pear, wild herb and hints of smoky flint. Vibrant and loaded with flavor and finesse, the tangy palate delivers creamy yellow apple, white peach and lemon drop alongside crisp acidity. It closes on a savory, almost salty mineral note. Drink through 2024."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The estate has long been known for producing world class white wines with a tremendous price/quality ratio. The white grape vineyards are in the town of Novacella, surrounding the abbey. The production comes from a total of 80 hectares. The Abbey owns 6 hecatres near the winery in Novacella, as well as 15 hectares at their Marklhof estate near Bolzano. For the rest of the production, they work with over 50 small growers in the region. The soil for the wines is mainly granitic schist, created by ancient glaciers; and the vineyards are quite steep. In the Isarco Valley, vines do not live much longer than 30 years, and the yields are miniscule naturally, producing wines that are aromatic, fresh, and rich. Though it is one of the oldest wineries in the world with over 850 years of winemaking experience, the cellar is entirely modern. Tasting Notes: An elegant, powerful white wine. Green-yellow to straw-yellow in color. Fresh, with fruity notes of ripe apple, ripe pear and honeydew melon. Strong and mineral on the palate, juicy finish. Food Pairing: Green and white asparagus salad with seafood or white asparagus with Bolzano sauce.