Auszeichnungen 2023

  • GAMBERO ROSSO 2023
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    3 Bicchieri Rossi
    TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    2 Bicchieri RossiGSCHLEIER ALTE REBEN Vernatsch 2020
    2 Bicchieri FLORA Chardonnay 2020
    2 BicchieriFLORA Cuvée Bianco Riserva 2020
    2 BicchieriFLORA Pinot Bianco Riserva 2020
    2 BicchieriPLATT&RIEGL Pinot Bianco 2021
    2 BicchieriFLORA Gewürztraminer 2020
    2 BicchieriINDRA Sauvignon 2021
    2 BicchieriFLORA Sauvignon 2020
    2 BicchieriFLORA Pinot Noir Riserva 2020
    2 BicchieriPATRICIA Pinot Noir 2020
    2 Bicchieri FASS Nr. 9 Vernatsch 2021

    "[...] Il piccolo borgo di Cornaiano è costituito da una manciata di case che si distribuiscono attorno alla chiesa. Poco più in lá ci sono solo vigneti, adagiati su una sorta di ondulato altipiano che cattura i raggi del sole da mattina a sera. Qui ha sede la storica cooperativa Girlan: circa 200 soci che conducono con passione e competenza altrettanti ettari concentrati principalmente nel territorio d'Oltradige. Caratterizzato da finezza e nerbo, il profilo espressivo é influenzato dalla giacitura dei pendii, piú che dalle differenze di altitudine, che recensiremo nelle future edizioni. I Pinot Nero sono sempre più al centro del progetto, a partire da un Trattmann '18 da incorniciare: più fresco e raffinato nell'espressione aromatica rispetto alle ultime versioni, è dotato di un palato ricco e al contempo agile. Splendida anche la Schiava Gschleier, che sfrutta l'ottima vendemmia 2019 per donarsi profonda e articolata all'assaggio; da segnalare inoltre la nascita del nuovo Pinot Nero Curlan, frutto di sole vigne di Cornaiano, che recensiremo nelle future edizioni. 

  • ROBERT PARKER • THE WINE ADVOCATE
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    96+ pts.VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2012
    This is a new wine from Girlan that represents a prolonged search for the best vineyard site for the production of Pinot Noir. The 1.6-hectare Ganger vineyard (at 360 to 380 meters above sea level) is one of the prized gems of the Mazzon (Mazon in German) subzone. The 2012 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Mazon Vigna Ganger represents one of the region's most concrete new attempts at specific vineyard designation definition. Alto Adige has a long ways to go in this regard. The wine is absolutely beautiful with an impeccable sense of finesse and depth. It offers more and more the longer you contemplate the bouquet. Wild berry is backed by tar, licorice and red rose. The mouthfeel is super silky and long. This is a lovely wine that is just at the beginning of a long life ahead.

    94 pts.TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    The Girlan 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Trattmann delivers redcurrant, cherry skin and soft earthy sensations. This wine is very floral in personality with dried rose and violets. It all checks out, especially if you are curious to taste a high-elevation Italian expression of this fragrant Burgundian grape. This wine offers elegance through and through. It ages in oak (barrique and botte) for 12 months. Some 28,000 bottles were made.

    93 pts.FLORA Pinot Bianco Riserva 2019
    The Girlan 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Riserva Flora shows beautiful aromas that reflect the minerality of calcareous soils and the light spice of aging in large oak casks (with partial malolactic fermentation because Pinot Bianco does not keep its acidity as well as, say, Chardonnay). This wine offers volume and a very pretty, almost creamy texture. The finish is supple and long.
    92 pts.FLORA Sauvignon 2020
    The Girlan 2020 Alto Adige Sauvignon Flora is a blend of fruit from three separate vineyards. The wine is partially aged in stainless steel and in part on the lees in large oak casks. One of these sites is prized for freshness and the other two for aromas and fruitiness. This perfumed wine is linear and tight with bright acidity and energy.
    92 pts.FLORA Chardonnay 2020
    The Girlan 2020 Alto Adige Chardonnay Flora shows plenty of fresh orchard fruit and crisp apple with background spice and crushed stone. The winemaking team works with yeasts and reductive winemaking techniques to give this wine its razor-fresh, food-friendly approach.
    91 pts.PLATT&RIEGL Pinot Bianco 2021
    Made with fruit from different parcels, the Girlan 2021 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Platt & Riegl is the estate's mid-range expression of the grape that achieves a fresh, punchy and easy-drinking style. The wine offers a fruity side that is contrasted against a salty side with plenty citrus and honeydew melon. There is a touch of sweet apple on the close.


  • JAMES SUCKLING
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    95 pts.VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    So youthful for almost 4 years old, this has an incredibly deep nose of forest berries, savory notes and flint. What an imposing stature and remarkable structure, the generous tannins so fine that you could spend an hour studying just the texture of this masterpiece. Enormously long, plush finish, the new oak already completely absorbed. Only just beginning to open up. The best vintage ever of this wine! Drinkable now, but best from 2024.

    95 pts.VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2017
    Great sour cherries, red roses, savory and truffle aromas. Powerful and concentrated, but these qualities are combined with terrific balance, the fine tannins driving the wine forward like a passenger liner plowing through the waves. Then the deep, dark and complex finish seals the deal. Drink or hold.

    95 pts.VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2015
    Lots of pure fruit with tangerine and ripe-strawberry aromas, as well as hints of ash and minerals. Full-bodied with layers of ripe fruit and round, creamy tannins. Hints of cedar and chocolate underneath it all. Fresh and opulent, yet formed and framed. Drink or hold.

    95 pts.VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2014
    Very attractive pinot with strawberry, cherry and fresh rose-leaf aromas that follow through to a medium body with firm, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Linear and solid with beautiful precision and finesse to the structure. Drink or hold.

    94 pts.CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    This imposing pinot noir is still very young. Flinty and spicy with an impressive concentration of red-berry and mineral character on the compact and highly structured palate. This is going to need several years to open up, but has all the things we look for in high-end wines of this category. Very long finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.

    94
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    CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    Exceptionally deep and ripe for an Alto Adige pinot noir, this has full plum and pomegranate aromas, plus subtle wet-earth and toast notes. Full-bodied, richly textured and concentrated, but the acidity and generous supple tannins discreetly keep this right on track. The 15% alcohol is barely perceptible, as is often the case in Burgundy. Drink or hold.

    93 pts.FLORA Sauvignon 2020
    This Alpine sauvignon blanc is so easy to enjoy, thanks to its beautiful balance, but it’s also seriously concentrated and very subtle, so that you could spend a long time lingering over its many details. A whole microcosm of citrus aromas is in here! Drink or hold.

    93 pts. TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    Plenty of flinty, wild-herb and savory complexity makes this stand out in the crowd of attractively fruity and well-balanced Alto Adige pinot noirs. Impressive concentration on the tightly wound mid-palate, then comes a long, mineral finish that’s still got so much life in it. Drink or hold.

    92 pts.FLORA Chardonnay 2020
    So much candied-lemon character and a touch of toasted nuts is just beginning to develop as this sophisticated Alto Adige chardonnay enters its best drinking phase. Impressive substance and underplayed power on the generous palate. Then comes the finish, in which chalky, lemony and toasty notes are beautifully interwoven. Drink or hold.

    92 pts.GSCHLEIER ALTE REBEN Vernatsch 2020
    Apart from its self-confidently dry finish, this vernatsch does a good impression of a well-crafted pinot noir. Subtle red-berry and wild-herb character and a sleek, well-structured body make this a striking red that’s light-years’ removed from international norms. So invigorating! Intense dried-herb character at the long, clean finish. Drink or hold.

    92 pts. PLATT&RIEGL Pinot Bianco 2021
    So much sliced-pear and white-peach on the nose, together with a citrus-blossom touch, make this an extremely appealing dry pinot bianco. Generous palate, but there’s even more fruit and both are beautifully balanced by the Alpine stream freshness at the long, wet-stone finish. Drink or hold.

    91 pts. Pinot Grigio 2021
    I love the floral charm of this juicy and well-crafted pinot grigio that is so much more joyful than the norm for this category. Lovely, fresh lemon-cream character on the mid-palate and slightly pithy crispness to the bright finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

    91 pts.Pinot Bianco 2020
    A wonderful refreshing and invigorating dry pinot blanc with tons of white-peach, snow-pea and spring-meadow aromas. Spot-on balance on the sleek, juicy and crystal clear, medium-bodied palate. Drink now. Screw cap.

    91 pts.INDRA Sauvignon 2021
    A suave and elegant sauvignon with not a hint of the gritty tartness that often mars wines from this grape. Plenty of ripe-melon and yellow-grapefruit aromas, plus impressive substance on the ample palate. Long, very clean fresh-herb finish. Drink or hold.

    91 pts. PATRICIA Pinot Noir 2020
    Bright nectarine and redcurrant aromas are neatly married on the lively, medium-bodied palate. Everything fits nicely together and the overall effect is very animating, the moderately dry finish long and clean. Drink or hold.

    91 pts.FLORA Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    Some bottle age has mellowed the red-berry fruit of this medium-bodied pinot noir and helped to develop the wild-herb note. Very neatly balanced, the tannins remaining in the background and the discreet acidity lifting the zesty finish. Drink or hold.

    90 pts. Pinot Bianco 2021
    A very clean dry pinot blanc with fresh sliced-pear and yellow-apple fruit. Plenty of juicy fruit on the sleek and straight palate, the ripeness and substance neatly underplayed. Very easy to enjoy. Drink now. Screw cap.
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST & VINOUS
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    WINE ENTHUSIAST

    BEST BUY
    92 pts.

    Pinot Bianco 2019
    91 pts.
    PLATT&RIEGL Pinot Bianco 2018
    BEST BUY
    90 pts.

    INDRA Sauvignon 2018
    BEST BUY
    87 pts.

    Pinot Grigio 2019


    VINOUS

    94 pts.
    TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2017
    93 pts.
    PASITHEA ORO Gewürztraminer 2018
    92 pts.
    FLORA Pinot Bianco Riserva 2017
  • GAULT&MILLAU 2023
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    GIRLAN: 4/5 Trauben [nationale Spitze]

    "Die Kellereigenossenschaft wurde 1923 in einem historischen Bauernhof aus dem 16. Jahrhundert gegründet. Hinter diesen Mauern und in den weit verzweigten Kellergängen verbirgt sich jetzt feinste Technologie. Heute sind es rund 200 Winzerfamilien, die 215 Hektar bewirtschaften. 2006 legte der Kellermeister Gerhard Kofler den Grundstein für die heutige außerordentliche hohe Blauburgunder-Kompetenz mit Lagen um den Trattmannhof bei Mazon, womit Girlan inzwischen in der Champions League der internationalen Weinszene spielt."

    5/5 TraubenVIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    5/5 TraubenVIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2016
    4/5 TraubenCURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    4/5 TraubenTRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    4/5 TraubenFLORA Chardonnay 2019
    4/5 TraubenPASITHEA ORO Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2019
  • FALSTAFF 2023
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    97 Pkt.
    VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    95 Pkt.  
    CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    92 Pkt.   FLORA Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    92 Pkt.   TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    94 Pkt.   GSCHLEIER Alte Reben Vernatsch 2020
    93 Pkt.   FLORA Chardonnay 2020
    93 Pkt.   FLORA Cuvèe Bianco Riserva 2019
    92 Pkt. FLORA Sauvignon 2020
    90 Pkt. FLORA Pinot Bianco Riserva 2019
    94 Pkt. PASITHEA ORO Gewürztraminer vendemmia tardiva 2019

    "[...] Einst für hohe Vernatsch-Qualitäten bekannt, steht die Kellerei heute auch für höchste Qualität bei Weißburgunder, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer und Pinot Noir. [...] Die Kellerei hat sich letzthin zu einem Pinot Noir-Spezialisten entwickelt, siehe "Trattmann". Mit der Einzellage "Vigna Ganger" erzeugt Kellermeister Gerhard Kofler einen großartigen Pinot Noir."

  • GUIDA VITAE 2022 & BIBENDA 2022
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    4 Viti
    CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    4 VitiTRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    3 VitiFLORA Sauvignon 2019
    3 VitiFLORA Chardonnay 2019
    3 VitiFLORA Gewürztraminer 2019

    "Cornaiano è una zona perfetta per una viticoltura di qualità. I vigneti si adagiano sulle colline, baciate dal sole, ad altitudine comprese tra 440 e i 550 metri. Protette a nord dalle Alpi, s'allargano a sud verso la vallata dell'Adige. Si perccepisce chiaramente l'influsso mediterraneo e caldo, mitigato però da fresche brezze notturne. Le forti escursioni termiche donano ai vini arumi, freschezza e longevitá. Il vitigno bandiera della cantina è il pinot nero, e sono due eccellenze premiate quest'anno: il Trattmann e un insuperabile Curlan."


    BIBENDA 2022

    5 GrappoliCURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    5 Grappoli
    TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
  • SEMINARIO VERONELLI 2023
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    TRE STELLE ORO
    95 pt.
    VIGNA GANGER Pinot Noir Riserva 2018
    TRE STELLE ORO
    95 pt.
    CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    TRE STELLE ORO
    94 pt.
    TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    93 pt.FLORA Chardonnay 2020
    93 pt. FLORA Sauvignon 2020
    93 pt. FLORA Pinot Bianco Riserva 2020
    92 pt.FLORA Gewürztraminer 2020
    92 pt.FLORA Pinot Noir Riserva 2020

    Il concetto di terroir è ben rappresentato dalla filosofia produttiva della cantina, una cooperativa nata nel 1923 e che oggi conta circa 200 soci. Qui, infatti, dopo aver individuato le varietà maggiormente espressive, si è data loro la giusta collocazione sui suoli dell’Oltradige e della Bassa Atesina. Dare risalto ai cru del territorio è, infatti, l’obiettivo che l’azienda intende perseguire anche nei prossimi anni, introducendo nuove declinazioni del pinot nero, dello chardonnay e della vernatsch per  identificarsi sempre più attorno a queste tre cultivar. Vendemmie manuali, pressature a grappolo intero, vinificazioni per gravità e affinamento su fecce fini sono alcuni strumenti a disposizione dei tecnici per valorizzare ciò che di buono offrono le uve.

  • DOCTOR WINE 2023
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    FACCINO
    96 pt.

    CURLAN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    FACCINO
    95 pt.

    TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2019
    94 pt.FLORA Sauvignon 2020
    94 pt.
    GSCHLEIER Alte Reben Vernatsch 2020

    "L’accoppiata Gerhard Kofler e Oscar Lorandi, rispettivamente Kellermeister e direttore della storica cantina, è riuscita in pochi anni a trasformare un’azienda un po' sonnecchiante in una delle realtà produttive più interessanti e in crescita della provincia di Bolzano. Vini sempre più eleganti e definiti gli stanno regalando crescenti e meritatissimi successi. Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Pinot Nero e tra le più grandi espressioni della Schiava sono i cavalli di battaglia di quest’azienda ai vertici assoluti della produzione altoatesina."

  • LUCA MARONI & VINIBUONI D'ITALIA
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    LUCA MARONI

    99 pt.
    PASITHEA ORO Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2018
    (BESTER ITALIENISCHER SÜßWEIN)
    94 pt.TRATTMANN Pinot Noir Riserva 2017
    94 pt.FLORA Sauvignon 2018
    93 pt.FLORA Chardonnay 2018
    93 pt.FLORA Gewürztraminer 2019
    93 pt.PASITHEA ROSA Moscato Rosa 2018


    VINIBUONI D'ITALIA 2023

    4 STELLE
    CORONA
    FLORA Gewürztraminer 2020
    4 STELLE
    CORONA
    GSCHLEIER ALTE REBEN Vernatsch 2020
    3 STELLE
    AIMÈ Gewürztraminer 2021
    3 STELLEFASS NR. 9 Vernatsch 2021
    3 STELLE
    PASITHEA ORO Gewürztraminer Vendemmia tardiva 2019



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DANIELE CERNILLI • DOCTOR WINE
«Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Pinot Nero e tra le più grandi espressioni della Schiava sono i cavalli di battaglia di questʼazienda ai vertici assoluti della produzione altoatesina.»

JANCIS ROBINSON • WALTER SPELLER
«Girlan is the only estate that never gave up on Schiava even in its darkest hours and has been producing this outstanding and longlived Gschleier Alte Reben since 1975.»

WINEMAG
«Il miglior Pinot Nero d’Italia è di Girlan.»

FALSTAFF
«Mit dem Einzellagenwein ‚Vigna Ganger‘ erzeugt Kellermeister Gerhard Kofler einen großartigen Pinot Noir, der keinen Vergleich zu scheuen braucht.»

GAULT&MILLAU
«Als bisher Einziger weltweit drang er [Kellermeister Gerhard Kofler] mit einer Genossenschaftskellerei in die höchsten Höhen der Königsklasse Pinot Noir vor.»

LUCA GARDINI
«Non c’è bisogno di imitare aree che molti ritengono più blasonate delle nostre perché la personalità dei rossi ottenuti dai Pinot nero di Girlan è veramente unica.»

LUCA MARONI
«Splendida la qualità analitica e sensoriale della selezione die vini di Girlan testati. […] Chapeau per le doti viticole ed enologiche a tal diamante di frutto sottese.»

SEMINARIO VERONELLI
«Gschleier Alte Reben Vernatsch […] il titolo di ‘grand cru’ della Schiava senza timore di smentita.»