Full Product Description
THE PRODUCER : Cantina Terlano
Region: Trentino Alto-Adige
Denomination: Alto Adige DOC
Grape-variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13 %
Aging: in steel tanks for 5-7 months.
Production: 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 in stainless steel tanks, aging on the lees in steel tanks for 5-7 months.
Color: Brilliant light straw yellow.
Nose: The aroma of this Terlano Chardonnay releases exotic fruity impressions with nuances of banana, quince, passion fruit, mango and sugar melon plus a hint of lemon balm.
Taste: A touch of pear gives the Terlano Chardonnay a mouthfeel that is very soft and harmonious combined with sweetish exotic fruit components. Its slightly mineral note makes this wine very smooth and adds an intriguing contrast.
Simple pairings: Ideal with a plateau de fruits de mer with raw prawns and langoustines; vegetable risotto and cream of root vegetable soups (potato, cream of celeriac); dishes with a mildly tangy cheese (e.g. a soft Robiola) including cheese dumplings and pasta dishes with cheese; also sea bass in salt or veal paillard.
“The internationally successful Chardonnay grape is now a standard item in the vineyards of Terlano, too. As both a cuvée and a varietal, it regularly produces highly versatile wines with a pleasing freshness and a very attractive tropical fruit component.”