The grapes used to produce Cantina Terlano’s Alto Adige Pinot Grigio are harvested at 300m above sea level from vineyards located high above the town of Terlano. Fermentation is at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks and the wine ages on the lees for 6 months.
Pinot Grigio di Terlano has a light straw color with pleasant aromas of ripe melon and freshly picked apples. Fresh and light on the palate with delicious aromas of pineapple, pear and apple that blend harmoniously with the orange peel and almond notes. The finish persists with notes of spicy tropical fruit. It goes perfectly with light fish dishes and roasted poultry.
Founded in 1893, Cantina Terlano has become one of the main cooperatives of winemakers in South Tyrol, in the north-east of Italy.
Located in the Dolomites, at the foot of the Alps, Terlano’s distinctive position and extraordinary terroir are fundamental for the development of their splendid wines. Situated in a sheltered basin, Terlano enjoys an excellent southern exposure. The slopes of the vineyards ranging from 250 to 900 m asl offer ideal conditions for growing grapes, in particular Lagrein, a native variety of South Tyrol. The vineyards composed of red rocks with a high mineral content retain the heat of the day, while the porous soil allows the water to drain, keeping the soil dry around the roots of the vines. These factors, combined with the cool evening temperatures, give life to wines of incredible depth and potentially for aging.
With a current membership of 143 producers who cultivate a total area of 165 hectares, Terlano ensures the highest quality standards by compensating growers for the quality of their grapes and not for the quantity. In vineyards, the emphasis is on reducing yield in favor of more concentrated fruit production.
Terlano produces 30% of red wines and 70% of whites, all with the DOC quality designation.