Donatsch Malanserrebe Completer 2018
For a late-ripening local variety (and rarity), Martin Donatsch's 2018 Completer "Malanserrebe" displays a radiant golden-yellow color and reflects the warm vintage on the nose, which comes across almost as an Ermitage (Marsanne) from the Rhine. Deep, ripe and intense yet super mineral, refined and complex on the lemon-scented and floral nose, this is a full-bodied, round and lush, very concentrated but juicy yet fine, persistently firm Malanser that reveals excellent purity and elegance with sustainable mineral freshness, salt and grippy phenolics. Powerful yet fascinating. The 2018 is a mouthful of Completer. Bottled after one year in barriques with 14.5% alcohol.