The 2015 Alto Adige Terlano Riserva Nova Domus is a blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine undergoes slow fermentation in large oak barrel and partial malolactic fermentation (only for the Chardonnay and the Pinot Bianco). The wine is aged in barrel for 12 months, but the final blend is not made until three months before bottling. Some 25,000 bottles are released as a result. The bouquet is seamless and beautifully intense with a fresh medley of stone fruit, honey, mango, lemon mousse, saffron and lightly toasted almond. The full-bodied mouthfeel is creamy and rich.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
Bright straw-gold. Complex aromas of pear, iodine, sweet spices, and smoke. Densely packed, rich and round, with very well integrated orchard fruit, mineral and chamomile flavors. This deep, creamy blend of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc finishes firm with a lingering note of candied ginger.
92 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Dec 2018)
Fermented and aged in large oak barrels, this wine has a soft, pillowy texture and ample alcohol (14.5 percent) that matches its ripe flavors of lime, kiwi and mango. Ten percent sauvignon blanc in the blend adds bright acidity and soft herb notes to the richer flavors of pinot bianco and chardonnay, the wine feeling elevated and balanced.
92 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2018)