2008 Cantina Terlan 'Rarita' Terlaner Cuvee
Cantina Terlano is one of tle oldest Alto Adige cooperatives and is well known for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. The longevity of their wines is due to a combination of the high mineral content of the soils, old vines, carefully managed vineyards with low yields per vine, and the rigorous selection of heathy and fully mature grapes.
The 'Rarita's' are special editions of mature white wines that have been left to age on the lees in steel pressure tanks for at least ten years.
The 2008 is a Terlaner with a youthfull freshness that belies its maturity. Displaying herbal aromas of camomile, lemon balm and lovage with hints of dried persimmon and apricot. Its layered bouquet also shows aromas of bread and yeast coupled witha flinty minerality. Smooth and powerful on the palate, with a crisp and fresh acid backbone that strikes a fine balance with the mineral components. The finish is elegant and silky, but also enormously deep and firm.