This aromatic wine has notes of blackberry, plum, fresh black currants, bramble, and black pepper. The wine is medium bodied, juicy on the palate, with medium acidity and medium tannins. The palate matches the nose and a long smooth finish follows.
Appellation: Texas High Plains, Vineyard: Narra Vineyards, Elevation: 3,310 ft., Soil Type: Red Sandy Loam over Caliche
We are so excited to finally be sharing with you our first varietal Teroldego. There are some stories to be told about this wine and the numerous failed attempts to get it into bottle. From one vintage that was pressed into the drain, to another the following year that was blended into the wrong tank...it seems that some unseen forces were at work. In reality, we have been harvesting Teroldego since 2016 from Narra Vineyards. This fairly obscure variety originates in Northern Italy where it is frequently put to bottle without blending. It’s tannins are moderate, and acid is good, although it’s not generally intended for long aging. In Texas we have found Teroldego creates inky dark, hand staining, blackberry driven wine with velvety tannins. This vintage was aged in new American Oak as well as a hybrid French/American barrel which added a bit of finesse. Our version of Teroldego is fairly different from Italy’s and we will learn a lot about it’s aging from this vintage. Despite successfully getting this wine bottled, the Teroldego curse follows us yet again—we recently realized the back label was misprinted...we highly recommend buying and drinking your share before the baba yaga plays yet another trick on us all.
Food Pairing Notes
Aged cheeses, charcuterie, and meats from fatty red fish to slow roasted pork.