2008 marks the 2nd release of Teroldego. As a bit of a refresher, Jon ran across the name of this variety after talking with a shop owner in Phoenix.Originally hailing from Alto Adige in northern Italy, traditional Teroldego is light, acidic, and aromatic. It is fairly common for a bottle of Teroldego from Alto Adige to age for 8-10 years before it is drinkable. On the other hand, Teroldego grown in lowland valleys with steady heat (such as California’s Central Valley) produces rich, inky juice that stains teeth, tongue, skin, and imagination.
This wine was aged for 30 months in a variety of oak. It offers, leather, tobacco, and earth on the nose, and is accompanied by plums, black cherries, and brandy on the palate. The 2008 wine was meant to be the highlight of your evening.
Total Alcohol: 15%
Time in Barrel: 28 months
Clonal blend: 100% Teroldego