at the foot of the snow-capped Dolomite mountains which
block the cold winds from the north of Europe, the
Trentino region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate
and crystal clear sunlight. The landscape is characterized
by deep valleys, more than 400 lakes, and numerous
glaciers of the surrounding mountains, which peak
Teroldego grape is an indigenous varietal of Trentino
which finds its ideal environment in the Piana Rotaliana.
Teroldego seems to derive from “Tiroler Gold,” the
name used to describe this wine at the Court of Vienna
under the Austro-Hungarian empire. Among
the Trentino wines, it is certainly the most famous
and rightfully called the royal wine of
Riserva is produced only in the best vintages
from manually harvested grapes of the best Piana
vineyards of Fron, Rauti, Catorzi and Sottodossi.
is intense ruby red, with a pleasant aroma of ripe
fruit (plums, blackberries,
and blackcurrant), accompanied by the spicy notes
which derive from the aging in oak barrels. The flavor
is full-bodied, well-balanced, and pleasantly tannic.
A wine of
great character, it pairs well with stews, roasted
and grilled red meats, and flavorful cheese.
Ideal with Risotto al Teroldego.