Cantina di Terlano Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2018 (Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) - [JS 92] [WS 90,

Cantina di Terlano Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2018
(Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) - [JS 92] [WS 90, #87 Top 100 of 2019] [WA 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Terlano Vineyards is particularly renowned for its white wines, which are fruity, with big body, full complexity and longevity. Remarkable heights are reached by the gaious Pinot Blanc and the wonderfully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, followed by the harmonious and refined Chardonnay and Cuvée e Terlano.

Vineyards for this concentrated Pinot Grigio rest at 1,000 feet A.S.L. in the sandy, easy warming porphyric gravel and calcareous soil high above the town of Terlan. Fermentation is temperature-controlled and the wine is aged on the lees for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

It is light straw in color with pleasant aromas of ripe melon and freshly picked MacIntosh apples. Crisp and light on the palate with lovely pineapple, Bartlett pear and apple flavors that harmoniously intermingle with orange zest and almond notes. The finish lingers with spicy tropical fruit. Pairs equally well with light seafood dinners and richer cream-based sauces.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Sliced apples and cream, as well as hints of sliced pineapple on the nose. Medium body and a layered, creamy texture with green apples and limes on the aftertaste." - (20 Apr, 2019)

90 Points & #87 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"A creamy, light-bodied white, with mouthwatering acidity driving a finely knit range of Honeycrisp apple, Marcona almond and orchard blossom flavors, showing a rich and tangy streak of salinity that lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 9,167 cases made, 8,000 cases imported." —AN

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Cantina Terlano shows a Midas Touch, even with a workhorse grape like this. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Tradition is a vibrant and zesty expression from Northern Italy. The wine clearly shows the high-altitude characteristics of mountain flowers, citrus, white peach and Granny Smith apple. This slightly cooler vintage delivers a sharp and streamlined approach. Serve it with the local half-moon ravioli known as Schlutzkrapfen, filled with apple and speck. Some 100,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (11th Jul 2019)