Alto Adige

100% Teroldego. Teroldego is a close relative of Lagrein and native to the Südtirol as well. Nusserhof only has 10 rows of it, averaging 30 years old and yielding very small amounts of wine (for example: 700 bottles in 2012). The vines are organically farmed and harvested by hand. Fermentation is with native yeasts and up to 30% whole clusters; maceration is several weeks. Unlike Nusserhof's other reds, the Teroldego is aged in used Burgundy barriques instead of botti, but for a similar length as the others: at least 2.5 years in wood followed by years in bottle. The name "Ty..." is short for Tyroldego. Nusserhof opts for Vino Rosso classification for the wine and thus cannot name the variety or vintage outright on the label; the vintage is indicated as a lot number in fine print. 


92 points
"For lovers of Northern Italy’s indigenous varieties, the 2014 Nusserhof Vino Rosso Ty…....., or Tyroldego, should not be missed. Here I’m finding all of the smoky, woodland berry, earthy, cedary tones, and that slight hint of rusticity that drives us all wild. It’s juicy and soft, seeming to envelope all that it touches in cherry and ripe strawberry, with round tannins which soothe instead of dry, creating a tactile feel. This is simply delicious. The Ty…..... is fermented with native yeasts, without temperature control, up to 30% whole clusters and with a maceration that lasts for several weeks before spending two and a half years in used Burgundy barriques. If you love old-school Italian wine, add it to your bucket list."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
, November 2020

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