Terlano "Kreuth" Chardonnay, Alto Adige

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

Terlano "Kreuth" Chardonnay, Alto Adige

Among The Finest Italian Whites!
Arriving February 2018

Velvety.

Creamy.

Bursting with flavor!

This Chardonnay has put a smile on the face of anyone who has tasted it.

At the base of the Dolomites lies the Alto Adige region, home to some of the finest Italian whites. It has been argued that this region produces the best whites in Italy. "Having recently blind-tasted the white wines of Cantina Terlano...I have no doubt that this is the case." James Suckling

Enticing fruit of yellow plum, poached pear, white peach with hints of orange peel and honey blossom. Subtle notes of orange citrus and lightly toasted almonds. Vibrant and zesty, this elegant Chardonnay is just plain yummy!

At 1,000 feet above sea level, the high elevation and volcanic soil imparts vibrancy to the wine. An excellent companion to alpine cheeses, antipasti and grilled vegetables, it is also an amazing companion to pasta with garlic, olive oil and peperoncino, as well as grilled bronzino.

This wine requires subtle ingredients and foods of finesse. It is the farthest thing from a buttery Chardonnay.

Enjoy!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94+ / 100

Enticing fruit of yellow plum, poached pear, white peach with hints of orange peel and honey blossom. Subtle notes of orange citrus and lightly toasted almonds. Vibrant and zesty, this elegant Chardonnay is just plain yummy!

JAMES SUCKLING

94 / 100

"This is quite an opulent expression for a 2016 Alto Adige chardonnay and shows dried grapefruit, pomelo, apricots and blossom. The palate has the same kind of intensity but adds driven and precise acidity to the mix. Finishes long and elegant. Drink now."

WINE ADVOCATE

 93 / 100

The 2016 Alto Adige Terlano Chardonnay Kreuth is a wine that plays its best cards in terms of texture. This is a smooth, medium-bodied rendition with incredible smoothness and silkiness. It washes delicately over the palate. The wine imparts lasting flavors of apricot, peach, pine nut, sweet almond, pear and honey. The integration is seamless and impeccable. I'd easily assign this cool-vintage Chardonnay a 10-year drinking window.


Product Details


Producer: Terlano

Country: Italy

Region: Alto Adige

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W6474-1