The 2017 Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Quarz is a wine that travels at two speeds. It is firm and compact on the one hand, but generous and large on the other. Those contrasting themes come from the youthful tension the wine emits now but also from the generous and texturally rich fiber that is associated with this warm and dry vintage. The Sauvignon Blanc grape shines brightly with varietal tones of passion fruit, summer peach and honeysuckle. This is a profoundly elegant expression from Northern Italy. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2019)
The varietal sauvignon aromas of pomelo, gooseberries and guava peel are evident straight away, and they are juxtaposed expertly with undertones of apricot pie and pie crust. Full-to medium-bodied and very textured, it can still confidently deliver driven acidity and lemony freshness. Drink now.
93 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)
Straw-green with golden tinges. Clean, fresh aromas of gooseberry, lime and guava strike me as less pungent and penetrating than in past vintages (no doubt due to the hot 2017 vintage). Rich and multilayered, with good freshness to the citrus and herb flavors. Finishes with hints of lemon verbena and outstanding length.
91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Feb 2020)