Teroldego is a deeply colored red-wine grape grown in the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region of northern Italy. There is just one DOC for Teroldego (Teroldego Rotaliano) in its native Italy, and the variety is hardly cultivated anywhere else in the world. The Teroldego Rotaliano wines, from the flat, triangular-shaped plain of the Adige Valley, are made exclusively from local Teroldego grapes.
Teroldego produces deeply pigmented red wines with an intensely fruity characteristic, a style that has become something of an icon for Trentino's wine industry. Although Teroldego wine is rarely 'fine', it is soft-styled and needs very little aging to make it palatable. While it is usually drunk within three years of bottling, it can age well for up to 10 years.
The variety has recently been identified as one of the parents of Lagrein.
Related grape varieties include: Lagrein.
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