Characteristic: Red Wine, dry
Denomination: Mitterberg IGT
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
Terroir: sandy-stony, well-drained soils at Terlano
Vinification: Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging in big wooden barrels for 7-10 months; blending six months before bottling.
Description: Intensive garnet red with ruby reflections. In the glass, Merlot aromas reminiscent of cassis and black cherry combine with the spicy-smoky character of the Cabernet, revealing a touch a green pepper and vanilla. The elegant blackberry notes of the Pinot Noir round of the composition to form a harmonious whole. On the palate, this cuvée offers an interesting symbiosis of the fruit of the Pinot Noir, the spiciness and tannins of the Cabernet, and the rich complexity of the Merlot.
Pairings: Goes well with grilled cutlets with ratatouille, venison medallions in a south Tyrolean bread crust with Schupfnudel (potato dumplings), entrecote with grilled vegetables or a venison goulash with pilaf rice.
Produced/Bottled by: Cantina Terlano – Terlano - Italy