"Torilan - the old name for Terlano - has been chosen for the red equivalent of the white Terlaner Classico. This cuvée is something new in terms of varietal composition: The classic combination of Merlot and Cabernet has been modified with the addition of Pinot Noir, which gives the wine its distinctive elegance and finesse." Rudi Kofler
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging in big wooden barrels for 7-10 months; blending six months before bottling.
Altitude: 250 - 500 m a. s. l.
Slope: 5 - 35 %
Orientation: South - Southwest
Color: intensive garnet red with ruby reflections.
Smell: In the glass, Merlot aromas reminiscent of cassis and black cherry combine with the spicy-smoky character of the Cabernet, revealing a touch a green pepper and vanilla. The elegant blackberry notes of the Pinot Noir round of the composition to form a harmonious whole.
Taste: On the palate, this cuvée offers an interesting symbiosis of the fruit of the Pinot Noir, the spiciness and tannins of the Cabernet, and the rich complexity of the Merlot.
Goes well with grilled cutlets with ratatouille, venison medallions in a south Tyrolean bread crust with Schupfnudel (potato dumplings), entrecote with grilled vegetables or a venison goulash with pilaf rice.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 12.00 %
yr. 2007 Wine Spectator:
90 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "Cantina Terlano-Kellerei Terlan Classico Torilan Mitterberg IGT" from the vintage 2007 on 01.10.2011 with 90 of 100 points.