We had local Master Sommelier Peter Neptune turn us on to the incredible wines of Terlan. He mentioned he would preferably drink Terlan over White Burgundy, and while we were not believers before, we are now. After tasting a few vintages of Nova Domus, we got our bearings for the wine. A blend of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc. 2017 is our favorite vintage of Nova Domus that we have tasted with everything in beautiful proportion. Nova Domus is hand-harvested and pressed whole cluster with fermentation taking place in oak vats. The Chardonnay and the Pinot Bianco see a partial malolactic fermentation and the wine ages on the lees for two years before it is presented as Riserva. The aromatic profile, balance, and mineral imbued finish are otherworldly. White flowers, soil notes, oyster shells, lemon curd, peaches, herbs, ans spice jump from the glass in an ever-changing array. The palate is very focused with crisp orchard fruit and intense minerality, transitioning flawlessly to a long saline finish with tons of dry extract. 2017 is an excellent vintage for Northen Italian white wines, and a Nova Domus is a serious contender for one of the best white wines in the world.
Decanter 94 points! "Terlano is the prototype of the area’s white blends. Mineral-toned fruit with pinpoint acidity and style."