Traditional Teroldego from Alto Adige in northern Italy 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 with steady heat produces rich, inky juice that stains teeth, tongue, skin, and imagination.
The nose reminds one of hoisin sauce, amaretto, leather, and amber. Full-bodied and ripe with good acidity as well as firm front-palate tannins that finish quickly, it should drink nicely for a decade.
The Teroldego is not an everyday wine. Opening this bottle is a special occasion by itself. Suitable celebrations for this wine are graduations, anniversaries that end in 5s or 0s, social situations where you need to impress, or a snowy night where you pretend the power went out and pull up a blanket and 2 glasses in front of the fire with your loved one.
The 2010 vintage David decided to take the barrel aging from 31 to 42 months after the success with the Petit Verdot at 44 months. Well to say it’s all he can talk about! But then it’s his “Night Stand Wine”.
Time in Barrel: 42 months
Estimated Peak: 2018