Malans, AOC Graubünden
Selection from the Unique barrels, bottling directly from the barrel (unfiltered).
dark Pinot red, spicy, noble note, very concentrated fruit, full, robust palate, noble, spicy wood notes, large, dense Pinot with a long-lasting finish and great ageing potential.
exclusive rarity (auction wine)
Selected private reserve of the Donatsch family from the top years:
2013 (1 barrel) 300 bottles
2015 (2 barels) 600 bottles
The auction of the first vintage 2013 turned into a Swiss sensation. Ambitious bidders put up to 1,000 swiss francs for a single bottle of this fabulous Pinot Noir ...
The 2015 should also mutate into the “crème de la crème” in the Swiss red wine scene. Because - very high ratings from the most influential journalists are to be expected. The production; two barrels. A total of 585 normal bottles were filled. We are allowed to offer 120 bottles of these exclusively at the wine exchange auction in Bad Ragaz in May 2020. No more bottles are sold. After all, «Privée» also means private!
2015 Pinot Noir Privée, Donatsch: brightening ruby, fine edge on the outside. A stunningly sweet, ripe berry bouquet, which in the second approach initially sprays forest raspberry scent and then reflects candied fruit components. Even the nasal appearance is excessive and intoxicating. Little by little, cherries, cassis and mulberries join the gigantic fruity circle. This pinot drug aroma continues seamlessly on the palate. The body is compact on the one hand, but at the same time literally dances over the tongue. The aroma remains in the middle in the red berry area and polarized with the fine, already integrated acidity with red currants and raspberry jelly. The intensity is demanding, but here, too, this wine manages to convince with grace and balance. In addition to the primarily lavish fruit, there are clear signs of floral features and spice here. This in the form of cedar and other precious woods, as well as a first glimmer of light tobacco. The finale is sublime and shows delicate traces of nut pralines, coconut and vanilla. This Grisons world-class Pinot not only has one foot in Burgundy, but also has both feet in the middle of Chambertin. The potential is huge and yet this iconic Donatsch will always be worth a youthful sin.
«Enjoyment by excitement!». (René Gabriel)