In Italy, more than 200 different indigenous grape varietals are cultivated, characterized by unique perfumes and flavors. Each has a distinctive profile, resulting from a special terroir that contributes to make them inimitable. In Trentino, at the foot of the Italian Alps, people have been cultivating with passion and dedication several local grape varietals that here found the ideal place where to grow successfully and which now have become part of DNA of the region.
One of most representative grape varietals of Trentino is the Teroldego. It is a local red varietal characterized by a strong connection with the very specific soil of the area surrounding Mezzacorona: the “Piana Rotaliana”. It is a flat area located 20 km north of Trento, locked in between two rivers: the Adige (the second longest river in Italy after the Po), and the Noce, a smaller local river. The soil of this area is alluvial with an upper level of cultivable soil (50-80 cm) and a sandy, pebbly stratified skeleton. This soil is characterized by great freshness and an absence of water stagnation.
It is said that the origin of the name Teroldego comes from a combination of the German words “Tiroler” and “Gold”, literally meaning “Tyrol’s Gold”. The wine was poured in the Viennese courts during the Austrian-Hungarian ruling. Teroldego Rotaliano, a close cousin of Lagrein, was the first Trentino wine to obtain the D.O.C. appellation (denominazione di origine controllata) in 1971, and was bottled by Mezzacorona.
Today the varietal has been refined according to our tradition, and continues to win over new consumers thanks to its distinctive, intense colour and unmistakable fragrance and flavor that have made it famous.
Mezzacorona Teroldego pairs great with rich first courses like the traditional Italian lasagna and is perfect with roasted and grilled meats or aged cheese.
What are you waiting for? Mezzacorona Teroldego is definitely worth a try, you will love it!