Cantina di Terlano Classico Gewurztraminer 2021
(Alto Adige, Italy) - [JS 92] [WA 91]
Regular price $31.00 Sale price $28.97 Save $2.03
Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 190 hectares. That is the equivalent of some 1.5 million bottles of wine a year. We and our members have long had a strong focus on quality. That has attracted praise and recognition on the Italian and international wine markets, and in spite of its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine.
"Named after the winemaking village of Tramin in the South Tyrolean Unterland, Gewürztraminer is a familiar item in the region’s white wine repertoire. With its floral fruitiness and highly aromatic components, this wine has a devoted following and is especially appreciated as an accompaniment to Asian dishes."
Smell: The stimulating aroma of the Gewürztraminer is reminiscent of lychee and mango with delicate notes of honeysuckle. The aromatic spectrum also includes notes of rose petal, which are typical of this variety..
Taste: The unique quality of the aromatic character of the wine is continued on the palate, with fresh fruit and lively acidity combining with mineral notes to leave a very round and at the same time firm impression.
A good match with spicy dishes and sweet and sour creations with an Asian touch, squash gnocchi and creamed squash soup, as well as boiled ham with horseradish sauce, sweet and sour wok vegetables with chicken breast strips or shrimps, and wiener schnitzel with potato salad.
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle pressing and clarification of the must; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, aging on the lees in steel tanks for 6-7 months.
Provenance: Alto Adige - Italy
DOC Denomination: Alto Adige
Variety: 100 % Gewürztraminer
Yield: 63 hl/ha
Altitude: 270-450 m a. s. l.
Alcohol content: 14,0 % vol.
Residual sugar: 3,4 g/l
Total acidity: 5,0 g/l
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - James Suckling:
"What an enticing wine this is, thanks to the aromas of ripe mangosteen and star fruit with a touch of jasmine. Stunning balance on the palate for the quite challenging vintage, the ripeness and grapefruit freshness exactly matched, the finish so clean and straight." (May 2022)
"The Cantina Terlano 2021 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Tradition (with 100,000 bottles made) is a sweet and fragrant wine with heavy beeswax, sticky apricot and canned peach. Made only in stainless steel, the wine follows up with tighter aromas of cumin and saffron over a generous finish. Dried herb and white flower also appear." - Monica Larner (Dec 2022)
"Bright, lemony acidity backs this dry and creamy, light- to medium-bodied white, framing flavors of lychee, lime sorbet and a pleasingly bitter hint of pink grapefruit pith. Spiced finish. Drink now. 12,000 cases made, 225 cases imported." - AN (Nov 2022)