Vorberg Pinot Bianco Riserva 2018

Terlan’s Vorberg Pinot Bianco Riserva is an outstanding wine. Some rate it as Italy’s best white and wine critic Monica Larmer has called it ‘liquid gold.’ The 2018 is a riper rendition and while its immediacy is impressive, it will also cellar beautifully, just like its predecessors.

Enveloped by the Alps and the Dolomites, the idyllic region of Alto-Adige straddles the border of Austria in Italy’s far north. It’s a mountainous region blessed with poor minerally soils, cleansing frigid air and winemaking prowess – thanks to the establishment of the co-operative Cantina Terlano in 1892.

This sumptuous white, Vorberg is the flagship of Terlano, considered by many to be the longest aging white wine of Italy. Galloni sings its praises ‘it is with Pinot Bianco that the co-op reaches a pinnacle of quality that I would argue is not matched by anyone else working with this variety—and not just in Italy, for that matter.’ We couldn’t agree more. This is a majestic, textural and invigorating expression of the much-maligned Pinot Bianco grape.

There’s just two dozen of this wine left. We’ve taken over 20% for a 6 pack buy, making each bottle $75 each.