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Terre Alte

Terre Alte
Wonderfully elegant and complex, Terre Alte is recognized as one of Italy's most prestigious white wines.

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Terre Alte

Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy’s most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards, yelds a superbly elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and flower aromas. A wine of outstanding structure, Terre Alte acquires a wonderfully complex bouquet of tertiary aromas with bottle aging.

Mainly trained in the Cappuccina system, the vines benefit from marl and sandstone soils of Eocene origin.
The 2019 harvest took place in the first half of September. The healthy and perfectly ripe grapes are harvested by hand, in small crates, to preserve the integrity of the berry. Carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period, the fruit is then soft crushed and the must obtained is allowed to settle.
The must ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is racked into oak casks where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed. It then settles on the lees to enhance savouriness, creaminess and aging potential. In the summer of 2020 the wine was bottled. Tertiary aromas will develop over the years to come.

Rosazzo D.O.C.G. 2019 13 % vol.

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Tasting notes

Color:

Concentrated, vibrant, lustrous straw-yellow.

Nose:

Complex, stylish and polished, extremely vibrant. Floral aromas of orange blossom, gardenias, jasmine, lilies and arum lilies are enhanced by citrus notes of bergamot and candied orange peel, and hints of ripe apricots and white peaches. Seductive tropical aromas of mango, lychees and papaya are enfolded in sage, basil and Mediterranean scrubland, while delicious spicy sensations of white pepper and ginger complete the bouquet.

Palate:

Seductive and complex, lively and well balanced, with a distinctive and well-judged harmony between texture and acidity, fruity flesh and grip. Floral notes of elderflower alternate with white peaches, citrus fruit, candied citron and percoca peaches, closing on a lovely vegetal hint of sage, samphire and nettles. A spicy, tangy, lingering finish.

Food pairings:

Particularly well suited to fish-based dishes, ideal for vegetable first courses, white meats and cheeses.

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