2018 Terlano Terlaner Classico (750ml)

Pinot Blanc from Alto Adige, Italy


This is the wine that best embodies the identity and personality of this iconic farming cooperative in Alto Adige. The 2018 Alto Adige Terlano Cuvèe is a blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. In the past, I have identified this wine as "Terlano Classico." But in keeping with the actual script on the front label, I have changed its name to Terlano Cuvèe instead. These three varieties reach enormous harmony and balance. The wine's texture is silky and satiny. There is plenty of support for aromas of tropical and passion fruit, peach, pear and sweet almond. It's another lovely pairing with crab or lobster. With 220,000 bottles made, this is one of the best white wine best buys in Italy today.

93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Jul 2019)

A subtle white with white pepper, thyme, citrus and quartz and other minerals. What this really trades in is minerality, whereby flinty and stoney aromas are conveyed in a linear streak of acidity. Medium-bodied and medium-long on the finish. Drink now.

93 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)

Bright straw. Delicate, refined aromas of orchard fruit, sweet herbs and fresh citrus fruit. Vibrant and juicy, closing long with floral and mineral nuances. Lovely wine. A blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon.

91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Feb 2020)

Rich flavors of melon, Gala apple, grated ginger and stony mineral are layered with sleek acidity, all framed in a svelte, elegant form. This is finely balanced and medium-bodied, with a lingering, mouthwatering finish displaying hints of spice, smoke and apple blossom. Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2025. 18,333 cases made, 1,050 cases imported.

91 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Feb 2020)


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