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Tramin Takes the 90’s On Robert Parker

Following recent trip to the Alto Adige, Monica Larner, writing for Robertparker.com tasted a range of wines from the area, including those from Tramin – below is what she thought.

Cantina Tramin, founded in 1898, has 310 member winegrowers who follow its strict directives on the cultivation of the vines and covers 260 hectares of vineyards situated on the sunny slopes at an altitude of 250-850 metres above sea level. These vineyards are an integral part of the enchanting and picturesque landscape of the Alto-Adige region of northern Italy. In 2011, Cantina Tramin gained the “Double Stella”. This is given to a winery for achieving the prestigious “3 Bicchieri” 20 times and is awarded by the Gambero Rosso.”

95pts

Tramin, Terminum Alto Adige Gewurztraminer DOC 2013

“The air-dried 2013 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Terminum (375 ml) really pops from the glass with honey, toasted almond, brown sugar and candied fruit. The grape is deeply fragrant in its natural state, but this expression of Gewürztraminer is dried into raisins before going into the press. This results in a larger scope and more evident opulence and richness. Late harvest fruit is also affected by noble rot or Botrytis Cinerea and this precious dessert wine offers soaring complexity and finesse as a result. Only 2,700 bottles were produced.”
(Monica Larner, 07/17)

93pts

Tramin, Stoan Alto Adige DOC 2015

“The 2015 Alto Adige Stoan is a very satisfying blend of 65% Chardonnay with 20% Sauvignon, 10% Pinot Bianco and 5% Gewürztraminer. The wine achieves pretty balance, based primarily on the robust and creamy nature of the Chardonnay that serves as the wine’s foundation. Upon that solid base, it offers bright floral intensity that comes from the Sauvignon and that small part of Gewürztraminer. The Pinot Bianco serves as the glue that binds these elements together with seamless transitions. The 2015 vintage was a bit warmer than average and there is extra richness and texture as a result. This is an excellent Italian white.”
(Monica Larner, 07/17)

92pts

Tramin, Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2015

“Cantina Tramin promises fine results with Gewürztraminer and has shown a special focus on this fragrant grape these last years. The 2015 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer is a rich and thickly textured wine with important depth and persistence. The wine glides smoothly over the palate. It offers candied peach, passion fruit, honey and candy-like flavours. It also shows an enormously perfumed bouquet with white rose and fragrant Indian jasmine. Some 70,000 bottles were produced.”
(Monica Larner, 07/17)