To deserve a "Reserve" label, the grapes selected to produce this wine must ensure a minimum natural alcohol content at least one degree higher than classic Teroldego Rotaliano. But that's not all. Before being bottled and put on the market, the wine must spend a mandatory ageing period of at least two years in our cellar, partly maturing in large oak barrels and partly in small oak casks called "barriques". This is what we mean by traditional style Teroldego; the wine is aged in wooden barrels, which nonetheless do not absolutely affect the wine's natural taste or fruit characteristics.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Cultivation: Classic Trentino double pergola.
Vineyard location: the sub areas of Campo Rotaliano called Pasquari, Novali and Pozze.
Planting density: 3,300 vines/hectare.
Soil: Light farming soil, not very deep (50-70 cm), rather fertile and always well drained, supported by a rich multi-layered structure of pebbles, gravel and sand.
Vinification and ageing: Traditional red vinification. Fermentation for 15 to 20 days, devatting and ageing in French oak barrels for at least 24 months. Refining: 4 to 6 months in a bottle prior to being put on the market.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards:
86 of 100 Points.
"Decanter World Wine Awards" has rated the wine "Cantina Rotaliana di Mezzolombardo Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2013 on 01.01.2017 with 86 of 100 points.
yr. 2007 Vinum Wine Magazine:
15 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Cantina Rotaliana di Mezzolombardo Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2007 on 01.05.2011 with 15 of 20 points.
The colour is ruby red, with purple tones. Aroma: Intense, enduring, rich.
A deep ruby-red wine with violet nuances. The promise of blackcurrant, blueperry and wild cherry, black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom on the nose is amply fulfilled on the palate.
He unites the fruit of the Vernatsch with the elegance of the blue Burgundian and the velvety of the Merlots. He smells in the nose intensely of cherry, blackberry and violet. In the palate he is convincing with juicy fruit and mild, soft tannins. A wine of the highest drinking pleasure! Cellar-freshly served, he is a universal companion to a huge number of dishes.
A lovely, lively perlage is matched by an extravagant and complex bouquet in which flowery notes and accents of honey, white chocolate, and dried fruits all come together. At the same time, components of exotic fruits such as pineapple, grapefruit, and mango become noticeable. The bouquet of the Cuvée Marianna is rounded out by a spicy, freshly roasted note that originates the aging and refining of the still wines in small oak casks. In the mouth, this sparkling wine immediately shows its tendency toward fullness and substance, thanks to its dense structure and a component that still needs to be "tamed" and find its balance. As a result of its freshness, its luxuriant juiciness, and its tastiness, it is an extraordinary product at every phase up to and including its long-lasting and opulent finish.