Wine Cantina Terlano, Malvasier, Alto Adige DOC, 2010
Wine ruby red color with orange highlights.
Harmonious, fresh, well-balanced wine with a silky texture and a very low acidity on the palate.
The wine has an amazing, very delicate aroma with hints of violet flowers and a slight shade of almond.
Malvasier - the perfect addition to game, grilled meat. Also suitable as an accompaniment for aged cheeses.
Malvasier - this is a great red wine, grapes for which are grown in vineyards located at an altitude of 250-300 meters above sea level. The wine is fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats, subjected to daily light battonazhu. Secondary malolactic fermentation and aging take place in large oak barrels for 20 months. The wine can be consumed young, as it has excellent potential for aging - 4-6 years.
The history of the cooperative "Cantina Terlano" began over 100 years ago with the unification of 24 wine producers to jointly confront the invasion of phylloxera. Now society has about 100 manufacturers, the total area of vineyards "Terlano" is 150 hectares annually produces 1.2 million bottles of wine. Vineyards of the cooperative "Cantina Terlano" located in the foothills of the ridge Chogelberg, at an altitude of 250 to 900 meters above sea level, which is favorable for the cultivation and selection of grape varieties. These places are famous for unique soils composed of quartz porphyry - rock, from which earlier produced purple dye. Terroir has a strong influence on the formation of a flexible and compact structure of the wine region Terlano. Cellar economy "Terlano" for a long time kept the most valuable vintages. Today, there you can see 12 thousand bottles of different years starting from 1955. It also contains several unique bottles of wine harvest in 1893, is as old cellar. This is one of the rarest wine collections of Italy, convincingly shows how mature and are harmonious wine "Terlano", and - as elegant and refined, they are able to grow old.
Under the leadership of enologist Rudi Kofler in modern cellar aged red (40%) and white (60%) of wine three different lines:
- Series "Slassic" consisting of white and red wines from different grape varieties Tyrol. Most of the lines are monosepazhnye recent vintages of wine. Extract these young wines, usually held in the neutral steel tanks.
- A series of "Vineyard" wines are 7 best vineyards Tyrol. These wines go on sale after prolonged exposure.
- Series "Selestion" - a collection of category Premium, consisting of 4 wines, including - the famous "Quarz Sauvignon". Long exposure in barrels gives the wines complexity, rich fruit and elegance.
It is unlikely that in Alto Adige economy there besides "Cantina Terlano" that can put on the famous wine tasting experts of "Wine Advocate" 15 class wines Premium, 14 of which received high marks - from 91/100 to 94/100 points. Moreover, there is hardly ever a second wine cooperative in Italy with an assortment of such a level. This is the phenomenon of the "Cantina Terlano" to prove that "the farm" option wine business gives results that are not inferior and sometimes far surpassing the performance of private farms.