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Winery Terlano

The "Cellar Cantina Terlan" is located in the municipality of Terlano in the Adige Valley (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). It was founded in 1893 by 24 winegrowers. Today, the includes wine cooperative 143 members, managing a total of 165 hectares of vineyards. The president is Georg Eyrl, the responsible butler is Rudi Kofler. It will be the white wine varieties Pinot Blanc. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Müller-Thurgau. Pinot gris and Gewurztraminer, as well as the red wines Pinot Noir. Lagrein. Merlot and greyness ( Schiava Grigia ) processed. The soils have a high minerality, which explains the longevity of the wines. The strictly controlled quality criteria in the vineyard are low yields with processing of only healthy, fully ripe grapes.

The cellar tradition is characterized by the historical expansion in wooden barrels. The expansion method "sur lie" also plays a special role, as the wines are often left on the ground for years before being bottled lees, The wines are called DOC South Tyrol and Terlaner produced. The large product range is divided into the quality levels tradition (varietal wines), Selection (layer wines), Terlaner I Grande Cuvée and rarities. The latter are special bottlings of matured white wines with a storage potential of at least ten years. These go through a slow fermentation in stainless steel, a partial malolactic fermentation, 12 months maturity on the lees in a large wooden barrel and then at least ten years in the steel pressure tank without any filtration,

Premium wines are quartz South Tyrolean Terlaner Sauvignon Blanc, Nova Domus South Tyrolean Terlaner Riserva and Vorberg South Tyrolean Pinot Noir Riserva. The wine archive "Sebastian Stocker Keller" stores about 20,000 bottles of all vintages from 1955 to date; The oldest bottle dates back to the year of foundation in 1893. Every year around 1.2 million bottles of wine are produced, of which 70% are white wines. Around 30% are exported to the main markets of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as overseas to the USA and Japan.

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