Conceived in 1991 as a blend of three grape varieties – Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Gewüztraminer – this wine, ever since the 1999 vintage, has found a new and - we believe - definitive form of expression. Both the Sauvignon and the Gewüztraminer have been eliminated from the vineyard, and Tergeno now has as its principal element late-harvest Albana with noble rot. The blend is completed with a certain percentage of Chardonnay, one which varies from vintage to vintage and which guarantees that touch of elegance which make it an interesting and original aperitif, an accompaniment to a dish of shellfish or seafood or, though it might seem obvious, alongside foie gras or blue cheese.
GRAPES late-harvest Albana with noble rot, and Chardonnay
FERMENTATION: in medium-sized stainless steel tanks
AGING: in medium-sized stainless steel tanks plus, in certain vintages, a small percentage of 60 gallon French oak barrels used once previously.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 4000 bottles
VINTAGES PRODUCED: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008
Guida Oro - Veronelli Editore (Daniel Thomases - Gigi Brozzoni): Tergeno 2002 e 2003 - 90/100, Tergeno 2004 - 89/100, Tergeno 2006 e 2008 - 88/100
Duemilavini - Bibenda Editore: 3 grappoli - Tergeno 2008