Intensive light straw yellow with delicate greenish reflections. Initial impressions are a wine of remarkable freshness with a wealth of aromas, including herbal notes of camomile, apricot, honey and orange blossom. The multifaceted bouquet also displays aromas of pastry paired with flint. The wine is rich and powerful but with a compact density showing its potential for longevity. Initially creamy and fruity, it pinches together on the finish to highlight a lean and long finish with mineral tones.
The Rarita range offers special editions of mature white wines that have been left to age on the lees in steel pressure tanks for at least ten years. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks with partial malolactic fermentation (50%) and aging on the lees in big wooden barrels for 12 months; further aging on the lees in steel pressure tanks without filtering or fining.
Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 190 hectares. That is the equivalent of some 1.5 million bottles of wine a year. We and our members have long had a strong focus on quality. That has attracted praise and recognition on the Italian and international wine markets, and in spite of its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine.
Our modern winery produces 30 percent red and 70 percent white wines, all of them of DOC quality (Controlled Designation of Origin). Following the last upgrade and refurbishment in 2009, our cellars now include a total of 18,000 cubic meters of storage space, which ensures that the wines can develop undisturbed. On the outside, the new tract has a natural facing of red porphyry, the stone that gives the wines in the area their typical character. The roof is planted with vines so that it blends in completely with the surrounding countryside.