Cantina Terlano is making great strides with the Burgundian grape. The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Monticol is beautifully fragrant and delicate with a full bouquet of wild berry aromas violet iris root and candied orange skin. The wine prizes intensity of aromas but also underlines a gentle and fragile approach. It is fermented (with malolactic fermentation) in barrique and botte. This vintage hits it out of the ballpark. Some 45000 bottles were made.
The darkly alluring 2019 Pinot Noir Riserva Monticol opens slowly in the glass with crushed rocks flint and dusty dried roses fading to black cherries and clove. This is like pure silk on the palate yet with a saline core that adds savory depths. A cascade of juicy wild berry fruits flesh out across the palate. The 2019 Monticol tapers off with staining concentration and a coating of sweet tannins yet it remains remarkably vibrant lingering with hints of licorice and exotic spice. The Monticol is refined in a combination of large casks (30%) and barriques (70%) for a year prior to bottlingv