Cantina Terlan Pinot Bianco Terlano Les Rarita, Alto Adige DOC 2005, Italy
Provenance: Alto Adige - Italy
DOC Denomination: Alto Adige Terlano
Variety: 100 % Pinot Bianco
Alcohol Content: 14%
Food Suggestion: Excellent with poached lobster and sautéed mussels, also in combination with taglierini with butter and white truffles, and with beef carpaccio with fresh Alba truffles or a veal sirloin steak.
Color: intensive light straw yellow with delicate greenish reflections
Aroma: Impressive freshness and a wealth of aromas, with new components revealed at every tasting, including herbal notes of camomile, lemon balm and lovage together with a hint of dried kaki and apricot. The multifaceted bouquet also displays aromas of bread crust and yeast bun paired with flint.
Taste: The wine is smooth and creamy on the palate, with a strong acid backbone that leaves a both youthful and delicate impression and strikes a fine balance with the mineral components. The finish is elegant and silky, but also enormously deep and firm.