Elena Walch Beyond The Clouds 2019

Original Price $72.99
Current Price $62.97

 

95pts James Suckling

James Suckling: "Quite a bit of vanilla oak, but this graceful and creamy dry white takes the oak in its stride. Plenty of flint and hay character, too. Very good concentration and length, the finish firmly structured, but not a jot overbearing. Drink or hold."  Jun 2021. I love the linearity and the refreshing acidity. Drink date: 2020-2028." Sep 2020

Winery: "The various grape varieties get picked as soon as the Chardonnay reaches optimum maturity. All varieties get crushed and pressed together after which they also ferment together in new French oak barriques. Part of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, after which it is matured for another 10 months in barrique with lees being regularly stirred up. The finished wine is bottle aged for at least 6 months before being released.

A brilliant straw yellow characterizes the white cuvée “Beyond the Clouds.” On the nose, a complex, beguiling aroma game with notes of white flowers and fruit nuances from stone fruit and pineapple, capped by a fine mineral approach. Elegant and multi-layered, the wine presents itself with a discreetly integrated, restrained wood note on the palate: with finesse and power, exciting and with great development potential and a vibrant finish. A selection of our finest white grapes, predominantly Chardonnay."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal Chardonnay
Alcohol 13.5%
Total Acidity 6.2g/L
Residual Sugar 2.0g/L
Region Alto Adige, Italy
Original Price $72.99
Current Price $62.97