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"The 2018 Alto-Adige Gewurztraminer Tradition is a delightfully fragrant and generous expression with zesty layers of white pepper, passion fruit and tropical papaya. There are bright floral tones as well, with star jasmine, sweet honeysuckle and orange blossom. The best part of this wine is that spicy, tonic note on the long finish. I'd love to open one of these with a spicy Thai curry and papaya salad." - ML
The grape Gewürztraminer derives its name from the town of Tramin, which is located just 20 km from Terlano in Alto Adige. Fermented dry in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, this wine is known for its exotic fruit and spice aromas.
Balanced acidity, fruit and minerality, with a pleasant, lingering finish. Very floral on the nose with hints of apricot. Medium-bodied with a soft and smooth mouth feel. Clean, with notes of sweet peaches. Perfect with spicy, salty dishes.
Founded in 1893, Cantina Terlano has grown into one of the leading wine growers' cooperatives in the Alto Adige region of northeastern Italy. Located in the Dolomite Mountains in the foothills of the Alps, Terlano's distinctive location and extraordinary terroir are key to the development of their stunning wines.
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Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers' cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 170 hectares. That is the equivalent of some 1.5 million bottles of wine a year. We and our members have long had a strong focus on quality. That has attracted praise and recognition on the Italian and international wine markets, and in spite of its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine.
Our modern winery produces 30 percent red and 70 percent white wines, all of them of DOC quality (Controlled Designation of Origin). Following the last upgrade and refurbishment in 2009, our cellars now include a total of 18,000 cubic meters of storage space, which ensures that the wines can develop undisturbed. On the outside, the new tract has a natural facing of red porphyry, the stone that gives the wines in the area their typical character. The roof is planted with vines so that it blends in completely with the surrounding countryside.
Our wines are marketed in two distinct quality lines: Selections and traditional line. An annual rarity is also produced, which only comes on the market after it has spent at least ten years maturing in our cellars. That makes it a fine symbol of our focus on longevity.
Cantina Terlano is a cooperative, with Georg Eyrl as Chairman and Hansjörg Hafner as his deputy. The Board, which was elected for three years at the end of 2017, has the following members: Anton Adami, Norbert Elsler, Ulrike Gratl, Hans-Peter Höller, Johann Nocker, Robert Müller, Christoph Patauner, Elmar Pichler, Konrad Rauch, Manfred Runer and Georg Spitaler.