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Cantina Terlano Sauvignon Blanc Quarz 2009 750ML 2009

Sku: 044973

Terlano’s vineyards stretch from the gentle hills of the valley fl oor to the steep mountain slopes with their extreme growing conditions. Here the earth is endowed with rich mineral crystal deposits known to geologists as quartz porphyr. The distinct character, stunning depth and extraordinary longevity of this Sauvignon is largely attributable to the mineral-abundant soil. 60% of the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and 40% in Tonneaux. The wine ages on the lees for 8 months. It does not see any malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes
Quarz has a tremendous bouquet of hyacinth, freshly chopped herbs, lemon peel, grapefruit, ginger and wildfl ower honey. Tremendous terroir on both the nose and the palate where rich yet racy apricot, quince and grapefruit fl avors are encompassed in underlying notes of bracing chalk, petrol and lime. The fi nish is very long, lovely and contemplative. Perfect with spicy seafood dishes, roasted fi sh in salt or herb crust, poached salmon, ginger-laced dishes, goat cheese and fresh spring peas or asparagus.

Wine maker notes
In Terlano, where the winemaking tradition dates back more than 2,000 years, mild, Mediterranean type microclimatic conditions impart unique characteristics to the wines. Located in Alto Adige’s Dolomite Mountains, in the foothills of the Alps, Terlano’s distinctive location and extraordinary terroir are the key to the development of these stunning wines. Situated in a sheltered hollow, Terlano benefits from an ideal south facing exposure. There, vineyard slopes ranging from 820–3,000 feet A.S.L. provide perfect conditions to cultivate their many indigenous grapes. Vineyards composed of red porphyric rocks with high mineral content accumulate and retain the day’s warmth, while the porous soil allows the water to drain, keeping the soil dry around the roots of the vines. To insure the highest standards of quality, Terlano compensates their growers for the quality of their grapes, not the quantity. And in the vineyards, emphasis has been placed on reducing yield in favor of producing more concentrated fruit. These factors combined with the cool evening temperatures contribute to the wines’ enhanced quality. Winemaker: Rudi Kolfer

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Country: Italy
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
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