Zidarich 2016 Teran, Venezia-Giulia IGP

Item Number: 16335

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Venezia Giulia IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Teran (Terrano)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Iron-rich red limestone

Teran/Terrano has been planted in the Carso region of Italy since Roman times. Teran has the most anthocyanins of any red grape variety in the world, and its alcohol levels rarely broach 12%. There is a certain Barbera-like quality to the crunchy, earth-tinged red fruits and the bright, appetizing acid profile, yet there is more finesse and purity. Fresh herbs and red licorice on the palate add complexity, and the concentration and energy of this wine is surprising given its exceedingly modest alcohol level.The Zidarich vineyards are entirely estate fruit, farmed without the use of chemicals and harvested by hand. All ferments are spontaneous, the wines are not fined or filtered and only the barest minimum of sulfur is used.