2009 Cantina Terlan 'Rarita' Terlaner Cuvee
Cantina Terlan is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives and is well known for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. The longevity of their wines is due to a combination of the high mineral content of the soils, old vines, carefully managed vineyards with low yields per vine, and the rigorous selection of healthy and fully mature grapes.
The 'Rarita's' are special editions of mature white wines that have been left to age on the lees in steel pressure tanks for at least ten years.
Terlano’s 2009 rarity wine has great freshness some hints of herbal notes and white like apricot and peach. It also shows perfectly the terlan minerality. So its taut and powerful on the palate, with a crisp and fresh acid backbone that gives a youthful feel, which is quite astonishing for a white wine that is already 13 years old. That said it does have a silky elegance. Drinking well now but will as crazy as it seems this will age well for another 5 years+.