“YOUR SOURCING PARTNER FOR QUALITY WINES"
Founded in 1893, Cantina Terlano is one of the most prolific wineries in Italy and among the oldest in the region. It offers an outstanding line of wines that embrace multiple styles and philosophies. That inherent flexibility makes this co-operative winery one of the most exciting and innovative models in Italian wine today. I also credit Cantina Terlano with being one of the loudest proponents of the aging potential of Italian white wine. Often dismissed as easy-drinking and short-lived, the folks at Terlano have dedicated energy and resources to proving that Italy is naturally capable of making cellar-worthy whites. They often put their own Pinot Bianco (among the other whites they produce like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) to the test with excruciating vertical tastings that span way back in time. I revisited the 2007 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg and the 2000 Alto Adige Terlano Chardonnay. Both are drinking beautifully right now. This is one winery that puts its money where its mouth is. I congratulate them for the important service they have rendered to Italian white wines.
We are pleased to offer:
18 bottles Cantina Terlano Sauvignon “Quarz” 2011 Special Price HK$450 per bottle
6 magnums Special Price HK$995 per magnum
Italian Sauvignon Blanc really does't get any better than the 2011 Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Quarz. This delicious expression offers an extended list of aromas that starts with citrus and exotic fruit and ends far down the road with toasted almond and butterscotch. Along the way, you encounter saline mineral tones, spice and candied orange peel. The mouthfeel is creamy and rich, but also shows a high degree of pliancy and energy. You can drink this wine now, or better yet try it five years from now.
Robert Parker 94 Points