Delicate as the fine inclusions of quartz in Terlano’s volcanic porphyry rock - that is our Sauvignon Selection, which does full justice to its name. Quarz offers a combination of fine texture, depth and salty aftertaste that has given this noble white an international reputation.
Great varietal definition on the nose with grapefruit and herbal undertones. Rosemary and thyme along with a ripe citrus character. Lovely juicy cool green fruit flavours balanced by a strident minerality. Hard to find a better example of Sauvignon; well worth the money. A metaphysical wine with a lingering finish.
- Decanter, 96 pts.
A beautifully crafted sauvignon blanc that marries the fruity, herbal, vegetal and mineral aspects of this grape to create a seamless and complex masterpiece. So pure, so elegant and refined, yet also invigorating, thanks to its Alpine freshness. Very long, crystalline finish. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling, 95 pts.
Again, I am so excited by this beautiful wine. The Cantina Terlano 2020 Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Quarz (with 58,000 bottles made) is always one of those bottles I bring to the table when I am lucky enough to have it in the day's tasting lineup. This vintage is especially fragrant and citrusy with passion fruit, unripe nectarine, crushed quartz (which gives inspiration to the wine's name) and hints of floral bergamot. Best after 2022.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 pts.