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alcohol content 14%
4857 bottles
serving temperature 16-18°C
About Teroldego Rotaliano
Teroldego is a grape variety with a fascinating history which has its origins in the Trentino region, in particular on the renowned planes “Piana Rotaliana”. Exactly here, in the heart of the Adige Valley north of the city of Trento, lies 'the most beautiful vineyard garden in Europe' as defined by Goethe and Cesare Battisti.

Being a border, the Rotaliana Plain has been a crossroads of cultures and traditions for millenia. The Teroldego vine has found its ideal environment in this context, a land where it has always yielded generous fruit and renowned fine wines, so memorable that they have been talked about throughout Europe.
The name itself seems to have Tyrolean origins, from 'Tiroler Gold' or 'gold of the Tyrol', although other sources trace the origin back to a local toponym: there is actually a locality called 'Teroldeghe' and the wine is mentioned in numerous notary deeds dating as far back as 1480.

The uniqueness of the Piana Rotaliana  lies in its very origin: a cone shaped valley formed by alluvial sediments dragged downstream by the Noce river at the point where it once flowed into the Adige river. The reclaimed alluvium of the Noce River brought about the particular pedological formation, made up of a very fertile topsoil of sand and silt, under which there is a deep drainage layer of gravel and pebbles that makes it very permeable, dry and well ventilated. For these reasons, the Piana Rotaliana has been a notoriously suitable territory for Teroldego for centuries and today Terodego is its symbolic wine. It was the first D.O.C. varietal recognised in Trentino with the appellation 'Rotaliano' back in 1971 and it is defined as 'the Prince of Trentino wines'.
The exceptional 2016 harvest highlighted this varietal’s oenological potential which was further enhanced by the uniqueness of the Piana Rotaliana soil. The favourable environmental conditions throughout the vegetative period guaranteed grapes with an important phenolic profile. In particular, the absence of rainfall and the strong temperature fluctuations during the last phase of ripening made it possible to obtain grapes with an excellent sugar and aromatic concentration.
The grapes were harvested strictly by hand around the end of September. After destemming and gentle crushing, vinification took place in small containers where alcoholic fermentation, with the addition of selected yeasts, was carried out at 26-28°C for about 18-20 days, with repeated pumping over and delestages to extract and exalt the aromatic and polyphenolic compounds present in the skins.
The wine rests and matures for 14-16 months in wooden barrels while only a small part matures in terracotta amphorae. The combination of wood and terracotta enhances the aromatic profile of these Teroldego grapes and enhances the tannic structure, giving it a velvety, soft and silky character.
Finally, Teroldego Rotaliano Musivum undergoes a long refinement in the bottle for over three years before it can be appreciated in all its elegance and richness.
A truly majestic wine, deep ruby red in colour, with slight garnet hues. On the nose, it expresses the generosity of Teroldego in all its tonalities, moving from notes of small fruits - especially ripe blueberries - to spicy scents, to aromas of almond, tobacco and liquorice deriving from maturation in small wooden containers, perfectly integrated with its wealth of fruity aromas. On the palate, it is velvety, harmonious, rich and fragrant.
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