Wine of the Week 5/6/11

Classic Terlaner


Terlan, in Italy's Alto Adige, is a leading producer of white wines in a region renowned for their whites. With a gentle slope tight up against the imposing dolomite mountains that marries an exceptional southern exposure with rocky, sandy soils. It's ideally situated for the production of the crisp, mineral wines that are the region's specialty.

While most of the wines of the region are mono-varietal, Cantina Terlano has worked with a blend. In this case 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc that allows the winery to produce a wine in the house style - cool and crisp, yet one that remains typical of the region and above all, expressive of its place.

The Terlaner Classico has always been a popular wine and the 2010 vintage is no exception. Produced in a relatively rich style, the wine nonetheless is cool and crisp, and packed with orchard fruit flavors while offering up the gentle minerality and lively freshness that has made the white of the Alto Adige favorites around the world.

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  • Had a bottle of Terlaner SB at a great italian restaurant. On it's own, tending to the citrus side as Sb's do, cool and crisp, but then, together with the frutti di mare, a fantastic experience. The Terlaner combined with the food did as much for me as what some of the best red wine and food combinations did for me. I'm a red wine fan so I found this experience even more astonishing. Will do it again.

    Oct 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM

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