89 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2020 Lagrein Granat opens with masses of musky black currants, savory herbs and earth tones balanced by sweet brown spice. Itʼs silky and potent, yet also nicely balanced by bright acidity, showcasing mineral-tinged wild berries and rosy inner florals. A coating of grippy tannins linger, as the 2020 tapers off with medium length, leaving hints of tobacco and savory spice. The 2020 could use a short stay in the cellar to soften a bit. -Eric Guido
Gojer's estate, Glögglhof, is right in the middle of the St. Magdalena hill, a perfect amphitheater just North-East of the city of Bolzano. Franz, the 5th generation to make wine at Glögglhof, is one of the 'gang of four,' a group of fine small producers from the Alto Adige who share a philosophy of winemaking: very expressive, very typical, very well-made wines. The Furggl vineyard in Auer/Ora consistently produces fruit with firm tannins and rich minerality, resulting in very distinctive, age-worthy wines. Notes of pomegranate and raspberry, with tea-tannins, distinct herbal notes, and a very long finish. Delicious with roast chicken, grilled salmon, or rich meat dishes.