Cantina di Terlano Classico Cuvée Terlaner DOC 2023 (Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) - [JS 95] [WS 92]

Cantina di Terlano Classico Cuvée Terlaner DOC 2023
(Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) - [JS 95] [WS 92]

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JS95 WS92
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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

95 Points - James Suckling:
Lots of fresh flowers, limes, sliced apples and honeysuckle on the nose with candied lemon and heather notes. Full-bodied with a light phenolic tension, rich with lots of citrus peel and minerals in the finish. Concentration with freshness. Pinot bianco, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Drink or hold.


92 Points - Wine Spectator:
This fresh, minerally white offers both expression and restraint, with fine interplay between the well-cut acidity and flavors of yellow peach, glazed tangerine, pink grapefruit, green almond, jasmine and milled white pepper. Long and mouthwatering, with a salty tang cleaning the fragrant finish. Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. Drink now through 2033. 1,167 cases imported.