Cantina Terlano - Kellerei Terlan - Cuvée Terlaner (Classico) 2021
Terlan (Terlano) - Cuvée Terlaner (Classico) 2021 (90/100 TSW)
Nice Alto Adige blend from Cantina Terlan / Kellerei Terlan.
Variety: 60% Pinot Bianco,30% Chardonnay,10% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Alto Adige Terlano
Vineyard: South - Southwest / 280 - 700 m a.s.l
Vinification: Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation; slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aging on the lees for 6 - 7 months partly in stainless steel tanks (80%) and partly in big wooden barrels (20%).
NL Import: @vinissimobv & @jeanarnaud
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of green apple, ripe lemon and white peach with hints of vanilla, mint and marzipan.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of ripe peaches, citrus, buxus, light vanilla. Complex and at the same time super fresh and drinkable with a medium(+) persistent finish.
To pair with: A traditional regional choice with Terlano wine soup, raw white asparagus salad, typical dishes like pizza and pasta with tomato sauce or focaccia with rosemary or penne all'arrabbiata; parmesan and fresh pecorino; also with South Tyrolean dishes like bacon dumplings or sausage with sauerkraut, and with turkey breast with root vegetables or a fine veal roast.
About the winery:
Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 190 hectares. That is the equivalent of some 1.5 million bottles of wine a year. They and their members have long had a strong focus on quality. That has attracted praise and recognition on the Italian and international wine markets, and in spite of its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine.
The modern winery produces 30 percent red and 70 percent white wines, all of them of DOC quality.