Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2008 Cantina Terlano "Terlaner"

The 2008 Cantina Terlano Terlaner Classico, Alto Adige is a delightful blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay from Italy's northernmost wine growing region. Pale yellow with green highlights, the nose gives off a lot of floral, citrus notes with an underlying yeastiness that reminds me of Alsace. Give it some time and a touch of herb/bell pepper makes an appearance. The palate is medium-full bodied with great minerality, acidity and more of that delicious yeastiness. Just a wonderful texture! Rich and full without a trace of oak.

A great pairing with a grilled filet of fatty salmon with a spicy, teriyaki-based glaze.

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