Cantina di Terlano Classico Cuvée Terlaner DOC 2022 (Trentino Alto Adige, Italy)

Cantina di Terlano Classico Cuvée Terlaner DOC 2022
(Trentino Alto Adige, Italy)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
“A composition of Terlano’s three most traditional white varieties, namely Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, this old cuvée, which was one of the wines produced when the winery was founded, is an extremely complex wine. Pinot Bianco, as the main variety used in the cuvée, provides the freshness and a good acid structure, while Chardonnay delivers a pleasing warmth and mellowness and Sauvignon Blanc adds the fine aromatic character.” - Rudi Kofler

Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature 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%); blending one month before bottling

Tasting Notes 

Color: brilliant pale yellow with green nuances

Smell: Green apple and white peach combine with fine nuances of lemon balm and mint to create the typical aroma of the classic Terlano.

Taste: Peach is very strong on the palate, too, lending the Terlano its lively but at the same time very mellow character. The multifaceted, well structured flavor derives from an interplay of freshness and minerality and also has a wonderfully persistent finish.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling (2021 vintage):
"Full, yet subtle nose of crisp pear and candied lemon with delicate herbal notes and a whiff of flint. Impressive substance and textural complexity on the simultaneously generous and precise palate. Spot-on balance of ripeness and freshness at the long, wet-stone finish. A cuvée of pinot bianco, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc with a history going back to 1893. Drink or hold."

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate  (2021 vintage):
"This is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the three heavy hitters of Alto Adige whites. The Cantina Terlano 2021 Alto Adige Terlaner Cuvée is beautifully silky and textured with flinty mineral, soft orchard fruit and honey. The wine falls gracefully onto the palate with a lightweight but creamy texture. What an amazing deal, and with 230,000 bottles made, it should not be too hard to locate." - Monica Larner (Dec 2022)

92 Points - Wine Spectator  (2021 vintage):
"This vivid white leads with lovely aromas and flavors of graphite lime blossoms and lemon zest, which accent juicy nectarine and pineapple fruit flavors. Crackles with racy acidity and a tangy streak of salinity, and the tightly knit profile opens beautifully on the palate. Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2031. 15,000 cases made, 1,100 cases imported." - AN (Nov 2022)