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The Wines of Trentino–Alto Adige

Wines of Trentino-Alto AdigeAlthough Trentino–Alto Adige are not casually affianced, the hyphen between them is not a gratuitous one. While they may constitute a single political entity, their ostensibly shared history actually evidences distinctions that resonate in their contemporary identities and culture. The major point of difference issues from the extent of their relations with Austria. While both were under the latter’s rule from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the close of the First World War, Alto Adige and Austria go back much further— to the Middle Ages, to be precise. Thus, Alto Adige retains far more substantive vestiges of this affiliation than does Trentino, expressed most demonstratively in the bilingual culture, wherein Alto Adige is referred to as Südtirol and German wine names and appellations co-exist with their Italian counterparts.
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Terlano Pinot Grigio 2019 750ml
Terlano Pinot Grigio 2019 750ml
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Terlano Pinot Bianco Vorberg Riserva 2018 750ml
Terlano Pinot Bianco Vorberg Riserva 2018 750ml
Price: $54.99
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “We said it with the 2017 release, this is one of Italy’s great age-worthy whites and blah, blah, blah… why wait, this is awesome today. What we would add is enjoy this over a long meal and watch this wine open up as it evolves. It simply opens with an intoxicating nose that brings you in with subtle fruit and minerality. At first it is slightly wound up, but it is here where you feel the terroir with the intensity of minerality and more restrained fruit nuances. There is even a crushed seashell note that we find in some Chablis and Sancerre that that makes a welcomed appearance. However, with aeration comes the added, richness to the profile, but it is not buttery and fat or flabby like many Pinot Blanc expressions can be, or Chardonnay for that matter. There’s a core of concentrated fruit and the underlying minerality adds to the tension, suggesting at where this wine can go. The immediate note that stands out is salty pears and even more spiced apple than the 2017. You can expect nuances of lemon pith, lime, melon, crushed flowers, herbs, a touch of flint and salinity. The wine has firmness and awesome vibrancy under the generous and almost creamy and oily texture. Perhaps a little bigger than the 2017 and it simply stains the palate for a finish that just lingers for minutes. Serve this chilled and pair away. This wine simply gets us excited about Italy’s whites and the best is yet to come... more info
Terlano Nova Domus Riserva 2017 750ml
Terlano Nova Domus Riserva 2017 750ml
Price: $74.99
Special Price: $64.99

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