Vino Rosso "Ty....." (Teroldego)

Alto Adige

100% Teroldego. Teroldego is a close relative of Lagrein, both being native Südtirol varieties. Nusserhof only has 10 rows of it, averaging 30 years old and yielding very low quantities. The farming is certified organic and harvest is by hand. The grapes are mainly destemmed but with up to 30% left in whole clusters. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts and with a 4-week maceration in stainless steel. The wine is aged in used Burgundy barriques for 2-2.5 years, followed by at least 2 more two years in bottle. A small amount of sulfur is added after fermentation and at bottling only. Teroldego is not included in any Alto Adige IGT, hence the Vino Rosso classification and the abbreviated "Ty..." name and no vintage on the label (except as a discreet lot number). 


94 points
"Crushed rocks, dark florals and musky red currants waft up from the youthfully inward 2016 Vino Rosso Ty....Go. Its textures are like pure silk, ushering in a dense wave of red and black fruits. Energy is maintained by brisk acids, as hints of licorice and rosy inner florals form toward the close. This finishes structured and long with admirable freshness, as a citrus-inspired tension lingers, and a flourish of inner sweetness resonates. The 2016 needs time, yet it is very exciting to taste already."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2022

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