the Piana Rotaliana
Piana Rotaliana is a name that comes from ancient Illyrian-Celthic words meaning “plain where to pay dazio”.
The strong bond between the Teroldego and its land is evident if we consider that all the attempts made in the past to spread the cultivation of this grape to other areas failed miserably. Sure enough, thanks to its climatic conditions, the Piana Rotaliana is the natural habitat of the Teroldego that here produces its best results, with grapes ideal for producing deeply flavoured yet fresh, expressive and complex wines.
one of a kind
This land was formed in ancient times by a glacier which flattened a plain surrounded by massive mountains. Here the Noce river, through its slow flow, led to the creation of a subsoil rich in a multi-layered structure and composed of gravel and alluvial pebbles of different materials: from granite to alpine limestone, from dolomite to porphyritic sandstone. All these stones, which keep the soil well drained, are only 80 cm (2,6247 ft) deep. For this reason, within the Piana Rotaliana we can find a fertile cultivated soil, which plays a key role in determining the crisp minerality, freshness, intensity, strength, and elegance of the Teroldego Rotaliano.
The Cantina Rotaliana’s 160 hectares of vineyards are located in the best part of the plain, the western side, which is the former Noce riverbed, diverted from the heart to the south of the Campo Rotaliano in the mid-nineteenth century. These vineyards are the best as they are rich in glacial sediment coming from an ancient glacier.
Another key role in determining the uniqueness of the Piana Rotaliana is played by the massive mountains that surrounded this land, protecting the vineyards from the North wind and retaining warmth.
Considering all these aspects, no wonder the Teroldego Rotaliano has found its natural habitat in this land.
The Prince of Wines
The wine Teroldego Rotaliano, obtained from native Teroldego grapes, was granted DOC status in 1971. It is planted on 450 hectares and is cultivated by many small and big vine growers.
Since time immemorial the vineyards located in the municipality of Mezzolombardo have been considered as the best for the production of this grape variety and have an average age of more than 30-40 years.
Pasquari, Novali, Braide, Entichiar, Sorteselle and the Teroldeghe: these are some of the most famous and celebrated Teroldego vineyards.
Teroldego Rotaliano is rightly defined as “THE PRINCE of TRENTINO WINES”, as it expresses the great wine vocation of the Trentino area.