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					2005 Italy Wine Guides: Veronelli, Duemilavini,
Espresso, Maroni, and Veronelli Are Out
18 “Three Glasses”, 19 “Five Bunches”, 8 “Five Bottles”,
18 “Best Italian Wines”, 14 “Super Three Stars” for Alto Adige's Wines


The most important Italian wine guides have just come out: “Gambero Rosso & Slow
Food”, “Duemilavini”, “La guida dell’Espresso”, “Luca Maroni“ and “I vini di Veronelli”.
Every year, the wines of Italy are evaluated in them by the corresponding juries that
have sent in their results, and they are awarded glasses, stars, bottles, and bunches of
grapes. For several years now, Alto Adige has created quite a sensation in all of the
guides since, with regard to the number of awards, it joins the great wine regions of
Tuscany, Piemonte, Friuli, and Veneto. And it has done so even though Alto Adige’s
total vineyard area covers only 0.7 percent of Italy’s total. These successes are the
result of the highest demands for quality both in the vineyard and in the winery.
The constancy and the high level of the wines of Alto Adige are also reflected in the
awards of the most exclusive kind. In 2000, the St. Michael/Eppan Winery Cooperative
was selected by Gambero Rosso as the best winery in Italy, and last year, the same
guide named the winemaker of the Tramin Winery, Willi Stürz, as Winemaker of the
Year. This year, the Terlan Winery received two awards at the same time for the best
price to quality relationship: Espresso recommended the 2003 Terlaner Classico, while
Gambero Rosso chose the 2001 Vorberg Pinot Bianco. A great success was also
scored by the Kurtasch Winery Cooperative with its 2003 Brenntal Gewürztraminer,
which Luca Maroni listed in place number three of his Italy-wide wine classification.
The wine guide from Gambero Rosso & Slow Food, I Vini d’ Italia 2005 (The Wines
of Italy - 2005) continues to be regarded as the guide that sets the standard in Italy. So
it is all the more gratifying that in the newest edition, just as with last year, eighteen Alto
Adige wines have been acknowledged with the “Three Glasses” award. Eleven white
wines and seven red wines are among the ranks of Italy’s elite. Among the white
wines, the cultivation area of the Isarco (Eisack) Valley made a big splash with four
wines. Kerner, Sylvaner, and Veltliner are currently very popular with Italy’s wine
lovers, just as Riesling and the aromatic varietals Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon
Blanc continue to be. With the red wines, the autochthonous varietal Lagrein clearly
stands out with five out of the seven awards, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and
Pinot Nero.
The highest distinction awarded by Duemilavini (Two Thousand Wines) from the
Italian sommelier association AIS, is the "Cinque Grappoli" (“Five Bunches of
Grapes”). It went to Alto Adige nineteen times this year, one more than in the 2004
edition. What is striking is the large number of dessert wines from Alto Adige that
piqued the taste of the testing sommeliers.
Espresso 2005 lists eight Alto Adige wines that were awarded with the coveted
"Cinque Bottiglie" (“Five Bottles”). In so doing, the Espresso jury honored exclusively
white varietals. Among the eight white wines with awards, Gewürztraminer came out
especially well with five honors.
In the Annuario di Luca Maroni, white wines likewise predominate, but the picture is
more multifaceted. Luca Maroni accepts seventeen Alto Adige wines into the top
league.
In the wine guide I vini di Veronelli, Alto Adige is represented this year with fourteen
wines that received the title “Super Tre Stelle” (“Super Three Stars”). With the red
wines, the autochthonous Lagrein is favored, but dessert wines are also emphasized.
With the wine guides of Italy that have just come out, the two autochthonous varietals
Lagrein and Gewürztraminer clearly scored big, as evidenced by the number of
awards.
    I RICONOSCIMENTI DELLE GUIDE ENOLOGICHE ITALIANE 2005




I "TRE BICCHIERI” DI “I VINI D’ITALIA 2005” DI GAMBERO ROSSO E SLOW FOOD

VALLE ISARCO KERNER PRAEPOSITUS 2003     ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA
VALLE ISARCO KERNER 2003                 MANFRED NÖSSING – HOANDLHOF
VALLE ISARCO SILVANER 2003 KUENHOF       PETER PLIGER
VALLE ISARCO VELTLINER ARISTOS 2003      CANTINA PRODUTTORI VALLE ISARCO
VALLE VENOSTA RIESLING 2003              UNTERORTL, CASTEL JUVAL
TERLANO PINOT BIANCO VORBERG 2001        CANTINA TERLANO
SAUVIGNON SANCT VALENTIN 2003            CANTINA PRODUTTORI S. MICHELE/APPIANO
SAUVIGNON CASTEL GIOVANELLI 2002         VITICOLTORI CALDARO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER NUSSBAUMERHOF 2002        CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER KOLBENHOF 2003            J. HOFSTÄTTER
BIANCO BEYOND THE CLOUDS 2002            ELENA WALCH
CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAFOA 2001            CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
LAGREIN ABTEI RISERVA 2001               CANTINA CONVENTO MURI-GRIES
LAGREIN RISERVA 2001                     JOSEPHUS MAYR, UNTERGANZNER
LAGREIN TABER RISERVA 2002               CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO-S.
                                         MADDALENA
LAGREIN URBAN 2002                       CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
LAGREIN MIRELL 2001                      HEINRICH PLATTNER, TENUTA WALDGRIES
PINOT NERO SCHWEIZER 2001                FRANZ HAAS



I "CINQUE GRAPPOLI" DEL "DUEMILAVINI 2005", ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA
SOMMELIER A.I.S.
GEWÜRZTRAMINER VEND. TARDIVA ROAN 2002   CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER NUSSBAUMER 2003           CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER KASTELAZ 2003             ELENA WALCH
TERLANO CHARDONNAY 1992                  CANTINA TERLANO
SAUVIGNON SANCT VALENTIN 2003            CANTINA PRODUTTORI S. MICHELE/APPIANO
PASSITO BARON SALVADORI 2002             CANTINA PRODUTTORI NALLES &
                                         MAGRÉ/NICLARA
GEWÜRZTRAMINER KOLBENHOF 2003            J. HOFSTÄTTER
SAUVIGNON LAFOA 2001                     CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
MOSCATO GIALLO SERENADE PASSITO 2001     CANTINA PRODUTTORI KALTERN
MOSCATO ROSA                             FRANZ HAAS
CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVAT 2001           CASTEL SCHWANBURG
PINOT NERO SCHWEIZER 2001                FRANZ HAAS
PINOT NERO VIGNA S. URBANO 2001          J. HOFSTÄTTER
LAGREIN ABTEI MURI RISERVA 2001          CANTINA CONVENTO MURI-GRIES
LAGREIN TABER RISERVA 2001               CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO-
                                         S. MADDALENA
CABERNET MUMELTER RISERVA 2001           CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO-
                                         S. MADDALENA
AMISTAR ROSSO EDIZIONE 2001              PETER SÖLVA & SÖHNE
LE "CINQUE BOTTIGLIE" DELLA "GUIDA DEI VINI DELL'ESPRESSO 2005"

GEWÜRZTRAMINER NUSSBAUMER 2003             CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER VEND. TARDIVA ROAN 2002     CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2002                        BARON VON WIDMANN
GEWÜRZTRAMINER LUNARE 2002                 CANTINA TERLANO
SAUVIGNON LAFOA 2003                       CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
TERLANO SAUVIGNON QUARZ 2002               CANTINA TERLANO
VALLE ISARCO GEWÜRZTRAMINER
PASSITO BRIXNER LIEBELEI 2002              KÖFERERHOF



“ANNNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2005 DI LUCA MARONI”

VALLE ISARCO KERNER PRAEPOSITUS 2003       ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA
GEWÜRZTRAMINER LUNARE 2002                 CANTINA TERLANO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER SELECT ART FLORA 2003       CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORNAIANO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER BRENNTAL 2003               CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORTACCIA
GEWÜRZTRAMINER CAMPANER 2003               VITICOLTORI CALDARO
GEWÜRZTRAMINER NUSSBAUMER 2003             CANTINA PRODUTTORI TERMENO
MANNA 2003                                 FRANZ HAAS
CHARDONNAY SANCT VALENTIN 2002             CANTINA PRODUTTORI S. MICHELE-APPIANO
CHARDONNAY RESERVE 2002                    PETER ZEMMER
PERLHOFER CRESCENDO 2003                   RITTERHOF
SAUVIGNON KIRCHLEITEN 2003                 TIEFENBRUNNER
CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAFOA 2001              CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
LAGREIN TABER RISERVA 2002                 CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO-
                                           S. MADDALENA
LAGREIN RISERVA 2001                       ELENA WALCH
GEIERBERG CASTEL SCHWANBURG 2001           CASTEL SCHWANBURG
LAMAREIN 2002                              JOSEPHUS MAYR
PINOT NERO RISERVA SELYET 2002             LAIMBURG



"LE "SUPER TRE STELLE" DI "VERONELLI 2005"

CHARDONNAY 1992                            CANTINA TERLANO
CHARDONNAY LÖWENGANG 2001                  LAGEDER ALOIS - TÒR LÖWENGANG
LAGREIN CORNELL 2001                       CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
LAGREIN GRIESER RIS. PRESTIGE 2001         CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO-GRIES
LAGREIN RISERVA 2001                       JOSEPHUS MAYR
LAGREIN RISERVA PFANNENSTIELHOF 2001       PFANNENSTIELHOF - PFEIFER JOHANNES
CABERNET SAUVIGNON RISERVA SASS ROÀ 2001   LAIMBURG
CABERNET-MERLOT CORNELIUS 2001             CANTINA PRODUTTORI COLTERENZIO
PINOT NERO RISERVA 2001                    STROBLHOF
ISTANTE VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI ROT 2001    FRANZ HAAS
MOSCATO GIALLO PASSITO SERENADE 2001       VITICOLTORI CALDARO
MOSCATO GIALLO SISSI GRAF VON MERAN 02     CANTINA PRODUTTORI MERANO
PASSITO AUREUS 2002                        JOSEF NIEDERMAYR
BARONESSE PASSITO BARON SALVADORI 2002     CANTINA PRODUTTORI NALLES &
                                           MAGRÉ/NICLARA