Trentino wine: A salute to the men in the cliffs.
Trentino wine from Alto-Adige is a harsh place, made up of valley’s that curl their way deep into the Alps, this place has cold winters, but summers might be severe; few clouds and a warm breeze that climbs up the slopes makes the region warmer than you’d expect. There’s a little place to plant vines, so winegrowers work the foothills which are sometimes quite steep.
Native red grapes like Lagrein, Marzemino or Schiava have given the world a refreshing take on red wine, and they’re usually high quality. Other international varieties like Merlot and Pinot Noir can be found too.
Today, its white grapes dominating Alto Adige’s vineyards from which Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are the most popular. High altitudes and low average year temperatures are more suited to ripen white grapes, and the demand for alpine, fresh, mineral whites is historically high.
Growing grapes in the mountains are not for the faint-hearted; heroic viticulture it’s called, especially to the practice of tending the vines in slopes with angles higher than 30%. Vines planted on lofty terraces or embankments are hard to prune, train, and harvest.
Trentino Alto Adige will live on. There are generations of passionate grape growers and winemakers ready for the task, and they don’t seem to slow down. Let’s hope the pure wines of Trentino Alto-Adige live long, even if that means paying a premium for the heroic work of the people in the mountains.
An elegant wine showing a kaleidoscope of aromas. Rose petal and lily blossom combine with ripe exotic yellow fruits such as cantaloupe, mango, passion fruit and lychee, all enveloped by spicy notes of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is aromatic and rich, with fine juiciness, a salty minerality and an endless finish.
Ruby red in colour, this wine has an enticing bouquet with complex aromas of mixed berries, cherries and spicy notes of pepper and leather. On the palate, the wine is elegant and subtle with soft but mouth-filling tannins. A fine structure gives great length and promises good cellaring potential.
Golden yellow in the glass, this wine opens with a complex and layered bouquet full of elderflower, pistachios and rose petals. Soft and elegant, the palate is concentrated, with a mineral character, and a hint of herbs and passion fruit. Thanks to the high percentage of Rielsing, it has considerable potential to age and will develop layers of honeyed, nutty complexity.
An intense and complex nose, with aromas of tropical fruit, notes of spice and a layer of minerality, accompanied by the characteristic scent of roses. Creamy with a balancing acidity and a deliciously long finish.
Moscato Rosa is bright ruby red in colour with a lively fresh nose and an intense aromatic bouquet with notes of rose, cloves, cinnamon and orange peel. On the palate, it is complex, elegant and perfectly balanced.
Dry, crisp and refreshing with delicate fruit aromas of green apples, with a nutty complexity and hints of green leaves. The wine shows a beautiful balance between a bright acidity and a richness of texture.
This Pinot Grigio is intense straw-yellow in colour, with a fragrant floral bouquet of sage, hay, almonds and sandalwood. After some time in the bottle, notes of honey and lime blossom develop. On the palate, it is fresh and medium bodied with great finesse and elegance.
Brilliant pale yellow color with green nuances. On the nose green apple and white peach combine with fine nuances of lemon balm and mint to create the typical aroma of the classic Terlano. On the palate the peach is very strong, too, lending the Terlano its lively but at the same time very mellow character. The multifaceted, well structured flavor derives from an interplay of freshness and minerality and also has a wonderfully persistent finish.
This wine is ruby red in colour and the nose opens with notes of black cherries, raspberries, marzipan, plum jam, cloves and cinnamon, ending finally with some light earthy aromas. On the palate, this wine is fresh and lively with elegant tannins.
This Pinot Grigio brings the alpine freshness factor to the glass! Rich, full and dry with expressive notes of ripe pear and peach complemented by floral hints. Delicate on the palate with a zesty citrus character layered with notes of pear and peach through to a long, persistent finish.
In the glass, this wine is an intense golden colour with a deep bouquet of complex fragrances including lychee, orange peel, roses and spiced notes of clove and nutmeg. On the palate, it is fresh with a vibrant acidity and finishes with lingering almond notes.
This Pinot Bianco with its aromas of pear and citrus, shows a complex buttery flavour, nuances of green leaves and a hint of minerality. The rich texture is beautifully balanced by a bright, refreshing finish.
This wine is straw yellow in colour. Its fruity, spicy aromas are reminiscent of ripe apples, field flowers and fresh bread crust. Strong yet elegant in structure, this Pinot Bianco has well-balanced acidity and is framed by a sweet, round richness and great length.