Teroldego [teh-rawl-DEH-goh]

has been produced since ancient times in "Campo Rotaliano", an alluvial plain between the rivers Adige and Noce.

The grapes ripen around the last week of September or the first week of October.

Cultivation & winemaking

The wine Teroldego Rotaliano, which is made with this grape in the Province of Trento, has had DOC status since 18 February 1971. It is planted on 390.5 hectares and is cultivated by over 300 producers.

Some California authorities compare Teroldego to Zinfandel, with its spicy red fruits, and hints of tar, pine, and almond, but few tasters would confuse the two varieties in a blind tasting. Its snappy acidity makes it a versatile food wine.

It has recently been discovered to be a full sibling of the Dureza variety from France, which is one of the parents of Syrah.

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