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 long winter left the vines dormant until early April. Bud break was followed by a drop in temperatures, which delayed flowering. The weather remained changeable throughout the summer, with a very hot June and wet July, providing the ideal groundwork for the imminent maturation period. August presented itself from its best side, with sunny and dry weeks and extraordinarily low temperatures at night. Apart from few showers in late September/early October, the weather during the harvest, which started 10 days later than last year and with lower volumes than usual, was characterised by many warm days with increasingly cooler nights. The white wines of the 2021 vintage showcase great depth and reveal pronounced freshness and delicate fruity notes on the palate, whereas the fuller bodied red wines boast mature tannins and fresh aromas of fruit.
- 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 November
- bottles produced: ca. 4,400
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.
9.5 % vol
over 20 years
MOST RECENT AWARDS
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2022||2020||Gold|
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2021||2017||Gold|
|VINOUS-ANTONIO GALLONI||2020||2016||97 points|
|ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE||2019||2016||96 punti|
|WINE & SPIRITS||2017||2015||95 punti|