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Teroldego D.O.C

Teroldego is a local varietal of the North of Italy strictly “linked” with the very specific soil of the area where it is coming from: Piana Rotaliana - a flat area located 20 km north of Trento. This area is exactly between two rivers Adige - the second longest river in Italy after Po and Noce - a local smaller river. It is protected by mountains on all sides. The Dolomite Mountains bring cool air into the valley in summer and protect the vineyards against the cold in winter. The soil of the area is alluvial with an upper level of cultivable soil ( 50-80cm) and a sandy, pebbly stratified skeleton that witnesses recent floods. This soil is carachterized by great freshness and no water stagnation.
“Teroldego” seems to derive from “Tiroler Gold”, the name that indicated this wine at the Court of Vienna under the Austro-Hungarian empire. From this name came the “Tiroldico” and finally Teroldego. It has D.O.C. status since 18 February 1971.
Among the Trentino wines it is certainly the most famous and rightfully called the royal wine of Trentino. This Riserva is produced only in the best vintages from manually harvested grapes.

PRODUCTION-AREA: Trentino - Valle dell’Adige, at the foothills of the Dolomites.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are separated from their stalks before pressing. Maceration of the skins and fermentation at a controlled temperatures of around 25°C, ruby red in color with violet hints, intense bouquet rich in wild berry nuances, distinctive, dry, well-balanced, and velvety flavor.
TASTING NOTES: Color: ruby red with violet reflections; Perfume: intense, rich in wild berries notes, particularly of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry; Flavor: dry, harmonious, fruity with velvety tannins
PAIRINGS: Excellent compliment to the Trentino dishes. It pairs well with roasted and grilled meats or aged cheeses.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
Vintage available: 2014
Bottling available: 0.75

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