2012 Cantina Terlan Nova Domus Riserva
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.
Wine-making in Terlano traditionally involves the use of wooden barrels. Special emphasis is also placed on the “sur lie” method, with the wines often left to age on the yeast for years before being bottled and left to slowly mature to perfection. This slow maturation process gives the wines their specific character and complexity. The focus is on developing the complex secondary and tertiary aromas rather than the primary aromas.
Nova Domus is a powerful and complex cuvée of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. This distinct Terlano cuvée is a full-bodied multifaceted mineral wine that takes years of aging in the bottle to achieve its full potential.
A fresh light yellow with slightly greenish hue. Hints of herbs and spices, including aniseed, mint and sage, as well as nuances of fruit aromas, especially apricot, mandarine, honeydew melon, passion fruit, all underpinned with salty mineral components. On the palate, Nova Domus is complex, textural and delicate, offering a creamy softness combined with an aromatic minerality and a very long finish