Pinot Noir DOC 2022 Terlan
rich in skeleton and sandy clays, has a high quartz content, acid ph
The Terlan Winery was founded in 1893 and is one of the most advanced winemaking cooperatives in South Tyrol. Its 143 members cultivate 190 hectares of vineyards and produce a total of 1.5 million bottles per year. For years, together with our members, we have been following with commitment and perseverance the path of quality, the same quality that has earned us fame and recognition in the Italian and international wine market. That's why, despite being relatively small, Terlano winery has become an established institution in its field.
In our modern facility we exclusively produce DOC wines, 30% red and 70% white. In 2009, we expanded the aging area to 18,000 cubic meters and completely redesigned it, also from an architectural point of view. Today, our wines find all the space they need to grow and develop fully. From the outside, the new wing of the building has a covering of red porphyry, the typical rock of the area which gives our wine a series of distinctive characteristics. The roof of the winery has been greened and covered with vines, seamlessly integrating into the surrounding cultivated landscape.
The distribution of wines produced is divided in two clearly differentiated quality lines: the Selections and the Tradition line. Moreover, every year we release on the market a "rare" wine, aged for at least ten years in our cellars, and conceived to give visibility to our philosophy of wines' longevity.
The Terlan Winery has a cooperative structure. President Georg Eyrl and vice president Hansjörg Hafner lead the board of directors - elected for a term of three years in 2020 - composed by Anton Adami, Norbert Elsler, Christoph Patauner, Ulrike Gratl, Hans-Peter Höller, Georg Spitaler, Stefan Sandrini, Robert Müller, Elmar Pichler, Konrad Rauch and Manfred Runer.
Pinot Noir DOC 2022 from Terlan Winery is a refined and fragrant wine. It is hand harvested to ensure careful selection of grapes. It matures about 7-10 months in large wooden barrels.
It has a bright ruby red color. The nose is perfumed and captivating, with an aromatic spectrum ranging from blackberry to blueberry, from cherry brandy to licorice, with a slight hint of underbrush. The palate enhances the balance between a fruity fullness and a slightly tannic structure, a balance that gives this wine distinct mineral notes and great elegance.
Slow fermentation at controlled temperature with gentle handling of the must in stainless steel tanks.
2020 James Suckling 90/100
2018 Robert Parker 90/100