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Teroldego

Rare Italian red grape variety, used for deep coloured flavourful wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Teroldego is a dark-skinned variety of grape native to the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. It produces deep-hued, full-bodied red wines with intense aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry, along with notes of tobacco, leather, spices and dried herbs. On the palate, it has bold tannins and high acidity, with flavours of blackberry, plum and spice.

Fresh Teroldego grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Teroldego is mostly grown in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy, with smaller plantings in Austria, and more recently in California. It is the most widely-planted grape variety in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, where it is the primary grape used in the DOC wines of Trentino and the Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT. Teroldego is a relatively easy grape to cultivate, as it is relatively resistant to fungal diseases. The grapes are usually harvested in mid-October, and are usually vinified in stainless steel tanks with maceration lasting from 10-15 days. The resulting wines are full-bodied and deeply coloured, with intense aromas and high acidity. Teroldego wines are typically made in a dry, full-bodied style, with intense aromas and high acidity. The wines of the Trentino-Alto Adige region are known for their complexity and structure. Teroldego pairs well with a variety of dishes, including hearty stews, grilled meats and game, and hard cheeses. It is also a great pairing for mushroom-based dishes, as its high acidity helps to cut through the richness of the dish.

Foods to pair with Teroldego:

Pasta
Pizza
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Salad
Fun Fact about Teroldego
Teroldego is thought to be related to the Pinot Noir variety.

Top Wines with Teroldego

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Dark Horse Double Down Red Blend

Dark Horse

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3.6
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Dark Horse Double Down Red Blend is a captivating wine that showcases the artistry of winemaking. Crafted with precision and passion, this blend hails from a renowned appellation, known for its exceptional vineyard features. The grapes are carefully selected from vineyards that benefit from ideal soil composition and optimal sun exposure, resulting in rich and concentrated flavors. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, with a focus on extracting the full potential of the grapes. The result is a wine that exudes elegance and complexity, with a bold and velvety texture.
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Food Pairing:
barbecue
grilled meats
roasted vegetables
hard cheeses
dark chocolate
burgers
stews
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Bottle of Foradori Teroldego from search results

Foradori Teroldego Natural

Foradori

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3.8
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4.0
Foradori Teroldego is a captivating wine that shines a spotlight on the unique and lesser-known Teroldego grape variety. Produced by the esteemed winery Foradori, located in the Trentino region of northern Italy, this wine showcases the passion and expertise of the winemakers. The vineyards, with their high-altitude and biodynamic farming practices, offer the perfect conditions for the Teroldego grapes to thrive. The resulting wine is characterized by its deep ruby color, vibrant acidity, and pronounced fruit flavors of blackberry and plum. With its elegant and well-structured profile, Foradori Teroldego presents a truly distinctive and memorable tasting experience that appeals to wine enthusiasts seeking something extraordinary.
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beef
pork
grilled vegetables
game
hard cheeses
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Mezzacorona Dinotte Red Blend

Mezzacorona

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Mezzacorona Dinotte Red Blend is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics that contribute to the wine's distinct flavor profile. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is rich, balanced, and full-bodied. With its deep color and complex aromas, this red blend offers a delightful sensory experience. Its style is characterized by a harmonious blend of fruitiness and elegance, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a refined and enjoyable wine.
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grilled meats
roasted meats
pasta
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Foradori Granato Natural

Foradori

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4.3
Foradori Granato is a highly sought-after wine produced by the Foradori winery in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. The wine is made from the Teroldego grape, which is grown in the biodynamically farmed vineyards of the Campo Rotaliano appellation. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 220-230 meters above sea level and are characterized by their sandy, gravelly soils. The winemaking process involves a long maceration period and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a wine with a deep ruby color and complex aromas of dark fruit, spices, and earthy notes. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with a firm tannic structure and a long, persistent finish. Foradori Granato is a wine that showcases the unique terroir of the region and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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Foradori Teroldego Morei Natural

Foradori

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Foradori's Teroldego Morei hails from the alpine Trentino region in Italy, where Elisabetta Foradori has become a standard-bearer for the Teroldego grape. The Morei vineyard is farmed biodynamically, drawing out the deep connection between the land and the vines. This single-vineyard expression is aged in amphorae, allowing for a pure translation of the varietal and its terroir. Foradori’s commitment to natural winemaking methods showcases a minimalist approach that respects the grape's inherent qualities, resulting in a wine that is both powerful and refined, with a clear expression of place.
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beef
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