De Vescovi Ulzbach Teroldego Rotaliano Classico 2019
Made entirely of organically grown Teroldego grapes, picked around the end of September; bunches are entirely destemmed, 50% of the berries are left whole; fermentation is sometimes carried out with indigenous yeast, sometimes with cultivated yeast, depending on the vintage. Fermentation and maceration take place in both wooden and unlined cement fermenters, for a total of up to 40-50 days. The wine is aged in French oak barrels of between 2,500 and 4,000 liters capacity and in unlined cement tanks for about 10 months. About 2,500 cases are produced.
Teroldego is a high-quality red grape variety native to the region of Trentino, in north central Italy. It is related to Syrah, Lagrein, and Pinot Noir. At its best, wine made from Teroldego is deeply colored, vibrantly aromatic, meaty, bright, berryish, and sometimes reminiscent of Cabernet Franc, which is a very good thing.
Our Teroldego is from De Vescovi Ulzbach, a historic producer, certified organic, with more than seven hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Campo Rotaliano, at about 220 meters (725 feet) above sea level.
The soil is of alluvial origin, with silt, gravel, and pebbles.