Wine Terrific Terlan

Cantina Terlan have a formidable reputation for being one of the finest co-operative wineries in Italy (some would say, the world), and seeing any of their wines on a list is a nailed on “yep, we’ll have one, maybe two” – they deliver every time, on consistent quality and tub thumping value. Founded in 1893 and one of the first in the Südtirol, they now have around 120 local vineyard owners as members. Fruit for the Vorberg is sourced from various vineyard owners with vines on steep and sunny south facing sites in Monzoccolo, the mineral-rich soils of quartz and feldspar a relic of ancient volcanic eruptions. Slow fermentation in big oak barrels and ageing on the yeast lees gives this Pinot Bianco a flash of quiet class and a beguiling, subtle richness and texture. Enjoyed alongside burrata and sheep’s ricotta ravioli with porcini sauce and mushrooms, at Veneta in St James’s Market.