Chardonnay Kreuth 2015 Cantina Terlano

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100% Chardonnay with deliciously ripe fruit with a hint of aromatics, creamy structure and an elegant play of aromas. Full of complexity and mineral notes, this powerful Chardonnay from the Terlano DOC area is a truly age-worthy, with elegant complexity and great length.
Description

Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in big oak barrels (30 hl); malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in traditional wooden barrels for 8 months.

Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige coops. At that time, 24 growers set themselves the goal of joint production and sales marketing. Recognition and prosperity blossomed from there, and today Terlano has approximately 100 members, it farms 150 hectares and has an annual production of roughly 1.2 million bottles.

Under the expert eye of winemaker Rudi Kofler, the wines are sold and marketed according to three different quality categories. Furthermore, special older vintages have been stored in the valuable 'vinotheque', so that today roughly 12,000 bottles from 1955 to the present day are stored and some date back to even earlier days. This wine collection of older vintages is absolutely unique in Italy and proves that Terlano’s wines are able to age harmoniously for decades