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Here’s what renowned wine writer Sam Kim says about our wines:
Urlar Pinot Gris 2009 = 4.5 Stars
Fermented and matured in seasoned oak barrels, this is a complex wine displaying Chardonnay-like texture and mouthfeel with ripe stonefruit, citrus and a touch of vanilla characters. The wine shows lovely harmony and silkiness as well as good frame and structure. Very stylish Pinot Gris. At its best: now to 2012. 14% Screw cap. Grapes are grown using biodynamic principles and in conversion to organic certification.
Urlar Riesling 2010 = 4.5 Stars
This is pure, delicate and fragrant, displaying floral, lemon/lime and stonefruit characters on the nose. The palate is juicy and finely textured with a touch of sweetness (7.1 g/l) and bright acidity providing a lovely balance to this elegantly attractive wine. At its best: now to 2016. 12.5% Screw cap. Certified Organic.
Urlar Pinot Noir 2009 = 5 Stars
It’s delightfully fragrant on the nose displaying red/dark cherry, spice, dried herb and game characters. The palate is beautifully ripe and engaging with silky texture, excellent mid palate weight and fine, chalky tannins. An outstanding wine full of character and style, and shows lovely harmony and firm structure. At its best: now to 2015. 14.5% Screw cap. Grapes are grown using biodynamic principles and in conversion to organic certification.
Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2010 = 4.5 Stars
This wine has complexity as well as excellent fruit intensity, displaying lifted aromas of musk, peach and fresh herbs. The palate is weighty and richly textured with a beautifully flowing mouthfeel and an expansive finish. A stylish Sauvignon with lovely pungency. At its best: now to 2013. 14% Screw cap. Certified organic.