Nusserhof 'Tyr...ego' Rosso 2017
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Press 2 • November 2023 Direct Press Selection
Weingut Nusserhof is located directly in the regional capital of Bolzano, Italy at the foot of the South Tyrol mountains of Alto Adige and next to the Isarco River. If there’s any illustration of this month’s theme in the form of a winery it would be this small winery, run by Heinrich and Elda Mayr, being encroached upon by the developing city around them.They maintain an approximate 2.4 hectare farm that surrounds their family home and have a history of the same family farming the land as far back as 1788. They are certified organic farmers and harvest by hand.
This Teroldego comes from only 10 rows of grapes averaging 30 years old with very low yields. The wine is fermented in stainless steel for 4 weeks, aged in used Burgundy barrels for 2-2.5 years, followed by at least 2 more years in bottle, with a very small amount of sulfur at bottling.
Teroldego has been one of my benchmark grapes ever since I caught natural wine bug, January 2020, when upon my first few visits to a wine shop someone suggested Floral Terranes Teroldego from New York’s North Fork. It was done in a very luscious, velvety, supple style with dark red and black fruits, a hint of leather, cigar tobacco, and deliciously ripe tannins. This Nusserhoff is almost exactly like that and therefore I am in love with this wine! Perfect for cooler weather and the upcoming feasts. Buy a couple extra bottles to share with your friends because they will undoubtedly be hooked after their first glass.