Teroldego Rotaliano DOC “Due Vigneti” 2015 – Fedrizzi Cipriano
Intense ruby red color with a markedly fruity scent of raspberry, cherry and blackberry. In the mouth, the typical varietal characteristics prevail, supported by an important aging in oak.
Teroldego grapes from Teroldego Rotaliano Due Vigneti Fedrizzi Cipriano come from vineyards located in the area of Mezzolombardo (Piana Rotaliana) at an altitude of 229 meters on deep alluvial soil with south-east exposure. The harvest begins in early October, it is manual in a box with selection in the vineyard. The grapes are pressed, destemmed and left to ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel containers. From the earliest stages we intervene with daily pumping over and some delestage. Unlike the basic wine, post-fermentation maceration is prolonged by a few days without exceeding a total of 15 days. Teroldego Rotaliano DOC “Due Vigneti” Fedrizzi Cipriano ages in small oak barrels for 18 months then refines in glass for 6 months.
In the Adige Valley, just North of Trento, the Teroldigo grape is grown on the river beds of the ancient Noce River. Here the Fedrizzi Cipriani winery uses waters have retreated and left great quantities of stony deposits coming from the Dolomites. When the yield is restricted on these pebbly soils, Teroldigo can offer lush spicy red fruit, black cherry flavours, and aromas of tar, smoke, and herbs as well as bitter almond notes. It is also marked by a particularly fine acidic balance and complexity.
The Fedrizzi Cipriani family vinifies their wines in a very traditional manner. For the past 50 years, right in the centre of their local town, Mezzolombardo, they’ve grown low yields of Teroldigo, trained on Double Pergola vines. The wine is fermented in cement tanks using all indigenous yeasts, and stored in cement for an additional 6 months. Production is less than 3,000 cases.