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
AGING POTENTIAL YEARS
Alto Adige DOC
Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favourable weather conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation but a dry period in June slowed down shoot and grape growth. After a humid July, a warm August followed with many hours of sunshine. After several rainy days at the beginning of harvest, the autumn weather developed favourably with considerable fluctuations in temperature. The grapes profited from a long phase of vegetative growth and were in good health, though berry size was somewhat smaller than average. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness. Charming elegance and pleasant tannin structure characterize the red wines.
- Grapes: Gewürztraminer
- Yield: 19 hl/Hektar
- Altitude: 500 – 500 m
- Soil: calciferous gravel and clay with porphyry bedrock
- Age of the vines: 15 – 25 years
- Slope Exposure: southeast 80 %, south 20 %,
- Climate: large differences in temperature between the hot Mediterranean days and the cool
nights influenced by the very cool Alpine fall winds.
- Harvest date: end of December
- Bottles produced: ca. 2.000
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.
8,5 % vol
over 20 years
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