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Alcohol (% vol): 13,50
Residual sugar: dry
Vintage: 2004
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Terre Alte

DESCRIPTION

Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy's most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Tocai 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 ageing.

Awards:
"Duemilavini 2007"- A.I.S.: "5 bunches"
"Vini d'Italia 2007" - Gambero Rosso Slow Food: "3 glasses"
"I Vini di Veronelli 2007" - Luigi Veronelli: "3 stars super"
"I Vini d'Italia 2007"- L'Espresso: "5 bottles"
"Wine Spectator": 90 points
WINE PROFILE  
Variety: Tocai Friulano - Pinot Bianco - Sauvignon
Denomination: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Designated zone: D.O.C.
Area of production: Rosazzo
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Tocai Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management.
Harvest period: Last ten days of September
Harvest method: Manual
Vinification: The bunches were carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where they matured for about ten months. The Tocai Friulano fermented and aged in small casks of French oak.
Ageing: The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon mature in stainless steel while the Tocai Friulano stays in small oak casks. After ageing for about ten months, the wines were blended. Bottling took place in August 2005. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of 9 months.
Sensory characteristics:
Appearance: intense straw yellow with golden hues.

Nose: complex, ample, intensely elegant with Mediterranean flowers; yellow, exotic and tropical fruit, citrus fruits, walnut, sweet almond together with spicy note.

Palate: full bodied, lush, dense, with great acidic balance; sweet aftertaste, long and lingering with notes of floral, tropical fruit and spices.

Serving suggestions: Especially made for fish dishes, excellent with vegetable risotto, white meat and cheese.
Serving temperature: 14 - 15 °C
 
 
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