The grapes used to produce Terlano Chardonnay are grown at an altitude of over 300 m asl on well-drained and mineral-rich soils. The balanced acidity and complex minerality that derive from it make it a wine of excellent complexity.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine rests on the lees for six months.
Terlano Chardonnay has a pale straw yellow color. It has a fruity and intense aroma with nuances of ripe bananas and tropical fruits. It is dry, medium-bodied, harmonious and very persistent, with elegant minerality and the ability to combine with many foods.
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.