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2015 Cantina Terlano Italian White "Sauvignon Blanc - Terlan Winkl"

Winery: Cantina Terlano

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sauvignon Blanc - Terlan Winkl"

Wine Category: Italian White

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Alto Adige

State or country: Italy

Price: $35

Cases produced: 17,500

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 4, 2017

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc from Alto Adige opens with fragrant yellow grapefruit bouquet with hints of lemon and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, pleasantly acidic, brisk and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe yellow grapefruit with notes of mild dry minerality and lime. I also detected a hint of white pepper. The finish remains dry and its flavors and gentle acidity drift away nicely. This Sauvignon Blanc paired perfectly with our cod at Is Capriccio. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: intensive straw yellow with a delicate green shimmer Smell: Ripe fruit aromas of apricot, mandarin and passion fruit mingle with elements of elderberry, nettle and mint. Taste: The fruitiness continues on the palate in combination with a fine acidity. The wine scores with a good structure and a minerally but at the same time aromatic finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Terlan 2015 Winkl.

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