Terminum Gewürztraminer is a precious composition of fragrances, harvested in the very first days of winter in one of those rare places where nature allows precious noble rot to develop, giving this wine its distinctive character.
Ian D’Agata, Vinous, February 2020
MONTHS OF MATURATION
AGING POTENTIAL IN YEARS
Alto Adige DOC
A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.
- grapes: Gewürztraminer
- yield: 19 hl/Hektar
- altitude: 400 – 500 m
- soil: calciferous gravel and clay with porphyry bedrock
- age of vines: 15 – 25 years
- slope exposure: southeast 80 %, south 20 %,
- climate: significant difference in temperature between the hot Mediterranean days and the cool nights influenced by the very cool Alpine fall winds
- harvest: end of December
- bottles produced: ca. 4,800
Although on the hills, the vineyards are situated in small swale, protected from the winds from Lake Garda. This detail, usually a disadvantage, is a big plus in the case of Terminum: only this way can the Botrytis cinerea spores develop which reward us with great dessert wines. After handpicking, the grapes are delivered in small containers. After about 12 hours of maceration, they are pressed very gently (up to 1.8 bar).
Once fermentation is complete, the wine continues aging in barrique barrels for another 6-9 months.
strong golden yellow
intense notes of peach, apricot, lychee, mango, orange zest, honey, vanilla and lilies
intensely aromatic: ripe yellow fruits and brown butter, spices. Noble notes of botrytis underline the uniqueness of this wine. Optimal balance of freshness and sweetness, fine minerality. Extremely long-lasting, balanced finish.
10 % vol
over 20 years
MOST RECENT AWARDS
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2022||2020||Gold|
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2021||2017||Gold|
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2014||2012||Gold|
|VINOUS-ANTONIO GALLONI||2020||2016||97 points|
|ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE||2019||2016||96 punti|