Terlano, Pinot Bianco 2019

Terlano

2018
Alto Adige

Pinot Bianco from cantina Terlano is a dry medium-bodied white wine made in northern Italy, within Alto Adige (Sudtirol) DOC appellation, which is well known for its white wines. Pinot Bianco could be seen as an icon of italian white wines known abroad and this example, whose grapes grew on sandy and well drained soils, scores with crisp notes of pear plus a touch of camomile and lemon grass to round off the composition. The fruity notes intrigue the palate before sipping and the wine gifts a pleasant aftertaste.

"The most impressive wines I tasted this year from Alto Adige came from Cantina Terlano. Simply put, these are reference point wines. I can't imagine these wines not being represented in any serious cellar."

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 2011

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Variety
Pinot Bianco
Alcohol-abv
13.5%
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Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto-Adige is characterized by the alpine peaks which soar for many thousands of feet above the Adige river Valley. The region follows the Adige river along its north-south course down from the Alps towards the plains, winding past various valleys and lakes.

Trentino-Alto Adige produces 8 DOCs and has a wide range of varieties: Schiava, Teroldego, Lagrein, and international grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir among the most widely used. The standard red Trentino Rosso is made from the Cabernet grapes, with Merlot also thrown in to make it a near-complete Bordeaux Blend. Its white Trentino Bianco counterpart has Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco as its base, with Sauvignon Blanc, Muller-Thurgau and Manzoni Bianco as permitted auxiliaries.

Grape varieties In addition to the dominant local varieties Schiava and Lagrein, there's more and more interest for Teroldego and Pinot Noir amongst red grapes, while the main white grape vaeriteis are: Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer and some very fine examples of Sauvignon and Pinot Bianco, with other indigenous grapes like Nosiola.