From the Cellar: Terlan!
7 Decades of Amazing White Wines
After tasting such fine ‘young’ wines it’s hard to think of ageing these further, though the tension in these wines, derived from well drained soils, often rich in silica and at altitudes that reach up over 2000 feet, bodes well for the future. Just because we fail to imagine what these wines may become does not prevent them from doing just that.
These vineyards have the right blend of nutrients in the soil, exposure, and stress that yields crops that are historically some 20% to 30% lower than surrounding vineyards. That explains the richness of fruit in their youth but age these beauties and something magically begins to happen. Fresh fruits yield to dried fruit. Floral notes become more complex while the palate lengthens and begins to reveal the core of minerality that drives these wines.