Cantina Terlan Quartz

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A fascinating interplay of juicy fruit aromas and mountain-stream minerality. Opulent with a long and impressive finish. Rivals and often beats the very best Sancerres in blind tasting. A brilliant wine!

DWWA 2020 Platinum. 97 points. Superb gooseberry fruit expression with flint and grassy character. Impressive rich and juicy palate with delicious green fruit and an acidity that is beautifully weaved through the long nutty and herby finish; stunning elegant structure.

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 and aging on the lees for nine months partly in big wooden barrels (50%) and partly in stainless steel tanks (50%); blending three months before bottling.

Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here. Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives. At that time, 24 growers set themselves the goal of joint production and sales marketing. Recognition and prosperity blossomed from there. Today Terlano has approximately 100 members farming about 150 hectares and is unashamedly a quality focussed co-operative.

Type White
Country Italy
Region Trentino Alto Adige
Appellation Alto Adige DOC
Vintage 2018
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
ABV 14.0%