Founded in 1893, Cantina Terlano has grown into one of the leading wine growers' cooperatives in the Alto Adige region of northeastern Italy. Located in the Dolomite Mountains in the foothills of the Alps, Terlano's distinctive location and extraordinary terroir are key to the development of their stunning wines. They are producers of red and white wines, both of which we will be pouring this weekend for our tastings!
Below are further descriptions of each we will pouring:
2016 Pinot Grigio: It is light straw in color with pleasant aromas of ripe melon and freshly picked MacIntosh apples. Crisp and light on the palate with lovely pineapple, Bartlett pear and apple flavors that harmoniously intermingle with orange zest and almond notes. The finish lingers with spicy tropical fruit. Pairs equally well with light seafood dinners and richer cream-based sauces.
2016 Winkl Sauvignon: Terlano Sauvignon Winkl has been produced from the fruit of the sandy and mineral-laden Winkl vineyard. Translucent pale yellow with greenish tints, it is full-bodied, with delightful scents of summer flowers, sage and dried pineapple. Earthy and surprisingly powerful with grapefruit, coriander and hints of truffled honey on the palate. Stainless steel fermented with 6 months on the lees, Winkl is focused and stylish. 9,000 cases are made of this crisply balanced Sauvignon.
2016 Müeller-Thurgau: The Müller-Thurgau grape is a cross of Riesling and Madeleine Royale originating in Germany. Appreciated both for its amazing aromatics and unique flavors of peach and mango. This wine is fermented in stainless steel, which helps it maintain its fresh and appealing bouquet.
2015 Pinot Nero: Pinot Nero, the Italian synonym for Pinot Noir, thought to have originated in Burgundy, is usually light, fruity and in the northern Italian regions, has a slightly higher acidity than its French cousins. Sleek and polished, this opens with aromas of raspberry preserve and rose petal. The palate offers crushed red berry with hints of cinnamon and a mineral note alongside firm acidity and supple tannins.
2015 Pinot Noir Montigl Riserva: The production zone for this alluring Pinot Noir in the tiny Hamlet of Monticol begins, here the easy draining heat retentive soil and the warm days and cool nights provide ideal conditions to produce the demanding Pinot Nero grape. A dark ruby-red wine with an intense bouquet of wild berries and light toasty notes. This Pinot is an elegant, harmonious medium-bodied wine with velvety dark fruits and a memorable finish. Pairs perfectly with barbecue, grilled shrimp, salmon, swordfish and tuna.
In addition, our wonderful friend, Amanda Page, will also be here in the tasting room pouring three outstanding Burgundy wines:
J.L & F Chavy Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Odoul-Coquard Morey-Saint-Denis "Aux Chèseaux" & Domaine des Tilleuls Gevrey-Chambertin "En Champs"!