Kellerei Andrian - Doran 2016
Kellerei – Cantina Andrian – Doran 2016 (89 TSW)
Only 5.000 bottles produced from this Alto Adige Chardonnay.
Here in the Netherlands we are enjoying some nice sunny days. This one is excellent for this weather.
Just launched in November 2018, the 2016 vintage is the first edition of this wine from the selection line of the Andrian winery.
The grapes for the "Doran" come from limestone layers, which are ideally suited for the cultivation of Chardonnay. The Doran is matured in a small wooden barrel, the wood influence is tastable, but at the same time the wine retains its acidity and the exotic, ripe fruit.
Fermentation in tonneaux, malolactic fermentation and ageing on fine yeast for 12 months in tonneaux; blending and ageing for other 3 months in stainless steel tank.
In the glass a straw yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of tropical fruits, peach with hints of wax. White pepper and light barrique.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with big mouthfeel, acidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with an impressive long finish. High in the alcohol but not disturbing.