Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.
Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives. At that time, 24 growers set themselves the goal of joint production and sales marketing. Recognition and prosperity blossomed from there. Today Terlano has approximately 100 members, it farms 150 hectares and has an annual production of roughly 1.2 million bottles.
Under the expert eye of winemaker Rudi Kofler, the wines are sold and marketed according to three different quality categories. Furthermore, special older vintages have been stored in the valuable 'vinotheque', so that today roughly 12,000 bottles from 1955 to the present day are stored and some date back to even earlier days. This wine collection of older vintages is absolutely unique in Italy and proves that Terlano’s wines are able to age harmoniously for decades.
Intensive light straw yellow with delicate greenish reflections. Initial impressions are a wine of remarkable freshness with a wealth of aromas, including herbal notes of camomile, apricot, honey and orange blossom. The multifaceted bouquet also displays aromas of pastry paired with flint. The wine is rich and powerful but with a compact denisty showing its potential for longevity. Initially creamy and fruity, it pinches together on the finish to highlight a lean and long finish with mineral tones. Good with poached lobster and roasted scallops, also in combination with taglierini with butter and white truffles, and with beef carpaccio with fresh Alba truffles or a veal sirloin steak.
Origin: Trentino Alto-Adige/Italy
Grapes: Pinot Bianco