The fruit aromas follow through on to the palate,
supported by richness, concentration, firm but mild acidity
with a hint of vanilla
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2011 Alto Adige Beyond the Clouds is a blend of mostly Chardonnay with smaller percentages of aromatic grapes that go a long way to shape the floral intensity of the bouquet. The wine is richly creamy and smooth on the palate with lingering tones of sweet almond, honeysuckle, exotic fruit, papaya, fresh lime and spring flower. There’s a subtle touch of sweetness on the close that helps to add to the overall intensity and smoothness of the wine. (Oct 2014)
The various grape varieties are crushed together and the juice is fermented in new French oak barriques. Part of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, after which it is matured for 10 months in barrique, in which time the lees are regularly stirred up. The finished wine is bottle aged for at least 6 months before release.