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WINE REVIEW: Cantina Terlano, Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige DOC, Italy ($23)

by Andrew Chalk


“An extremely elegant wine is the Pinot Grigio with its multifaceted fruity bouquet. It convinces with its mild, round finish and balanced acidity."

Rudi Kofler


Provenance: Alto Adige

Doc denomination: Alto Adige

Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio

Vintage: 2021

Yield: 63 hl/ha

Slope: 5 - 20 %

Altitude: 270- 350 m a. s. l.


Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle pressing and clarification of the must; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, aging on the lees in steel tanks for 5-7 months.

Technical data

  • Alcohol content: 13,5 % vol

  • Residual sugar: 1,5 g/l

  • Total acidity: 5,9 g/l


Appearance: Clear light straw;

Nose: Lemon, wet stones, peach stone, almond;

Palate: Honeydew melon, tart apples, light body.

Despite the tart apples the acid level in this wine is only medium-plus. It is enough to be lively and a worthy foil of cream sauces on pasta or fish but not so high to obliterate the subtle flavor components.




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