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Eredi di Cobelli Aldo, Sornì Teroldego “Teroldec” Trentino, Italy 2018 (750mL)
If you know Teroldego at all, your introduction to it likely came from the Foradori family, who grow it on Trentino’s Campo Rotaliano, a gravelly flood plain on the west bank of the Adige River. “Teroldego Rotaliano” represents the bulk of this variety’s production, but in the hills of Sornì, on the opposite side of the Adige, the Cobelli family grows Teroldego in a markedly different environment—up in the foothills of the Dolomites, at around 400 meters’ elevation, on a rare vein of chalky limestone soil. Whereas some of the wines of the gravelly Rotaliano plain can resemble Bordeaux in intensity, the Cobellis’ “Teroldec” is a bright, fragrant ‘mountain wine’ reminiscent of some of the greats of the Savoie. Tannins are rounded and soft, but minerals, fruit, and florals are high, making for an invigorating jaunt through some of Italy’s most picturesque vineyard land. Imagine a mash-up of Cru Beaujolais, Saumur-Champigny, and Savoie Mondeuse and you’ve got this wine almost nailed; if none of that means anything to you, just imagine dark woodland-berry fruit and crushed-stone savor in a softly contoured, easy-drinking format.
- SoilLimestone & Clay
- FarmingOrganic Practices
- Temp.Serve at 60-65° F
- GlasswareBurgundy Stems
- Decanting15-30 Minutes
- PairingOrecchiette w/ Sausage & Chard
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