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Teroldego (Italy)

Teroldego is a red wine grape from Trentino-Alto Adige in North East Italy.

Called "the gold of Tyrol", it is genetically related to Syrah, Lagrein and Pinot Noir.

Typical Flavors


Plum
Blackberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Cherry
Sour
Cherry
Strawberry
Wild
Strawberry

Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Jam
Jam
Herbs
Herbs
Tomato
Tomato

Oak added Flavors:

Spices
Spices
Vanilla
Vanilla
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Black Berries, Sour Cherry, and wild Red Berries.

Aromass of Pomegranate, Rhubarb, and Jam.

Herbal notes of Earth, Fennel, and Tomato.

Profile

Teroldego is low in tannins but intense in fruit and acidity, sugar and potential alcohol.

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium - Low
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami
Soup
Soup

Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Teroldego pairs best with typical Trentino cuisine.

Young Teroldego: Light Dishes. Chicken. Roast Beef.

Aged Teroldego: Rich Dishes. Goulash. Game. Braises. Venison.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cured Meats. Speck.
Pasta. Risotto. Lasagne.
Pizza. Hamburger.
Lamb.
Veal. Osso Buco.

Cheese:
Mature Cheeses. Parmesam. Grana Padano. Manchego.
Local Cheeses. Trentingrana. Puzzone di Moena. Vezzena.

Trentino Specialities:
Canederli (Dumplings in Broth).
Pasta Carbonara with Speck.

If You Like Teroldego

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Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Teroldego (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

Christmas Wine

Teroldego takes its name from the traditional method of mounting the grapes on a system of wire cables called "tirelle".

The grape is very dark, similar to Syrah and Lagrein, but the taste reminds of Zinfandel.

The official DOC is Campo Rotaliano, at the junction of Adige Valley and the Noce River with 300 producers and 400 hectares of vineyards.

Teroldego was a forgotten variety until Elisabetta Foradori decided to change the production philosophy. She chose quality over quantity and she was right!


Producers: Elisabetta Foradori.

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige is located in northern Italy. The capital is Trento.

Alto Adige is also called Südtirol (South Tyrol).

Italian and German are official languages, but the locals also speak Ladin.

Before 1918, Südtirol was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, but was annexed to Italy after the first World War.

Early wine production was dominated by Austrian red wines like Lagrein and Vernatch (Schiava).

Today white wines are more important, mostly Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.

Upcoming wines are Savignon Blanc and Pinot Nero.

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