White wines

Terre Alte

Terre Alte
Wonderfully elegant and complex, Terre Alte is recognized as one of Italy's most prestigious white wines.

White wines

Terre Alte

Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy’s most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards, yields a superbly elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and flower aromas. A wine of outstanding structure, Terre Alte acquires a wonderfully complex bouquet of tertiary aromas with bottle aging.

The vines are mainly trained on double-arched canes, called Cappuccina system, and planted on Eocenic marly-sandy soil with positive benefits. The 2021 harvest took place in September. The healthy and perfectly ripe grapes were hand-picked and placed in small crates to preserve the fruit. Gentle destemming was followed by a short maceration and soft crushing. The must was then classified through decantation, and fermented in stainless steel vats. The wine was racked into oak casks to complete alcoholic and then malolactic fermentation. It remained on the yeasts to increase the rich flavour, creamy texture and ageing potential. It was bottled in July 2022 and will develop mature aromas in the years to come.

Rosazzo D.O.C.G. 2021 13,5 % abv.


Tasting notes


Bright, intense yellow, with subtle golden hues.


Eclectic, extremely complex and stylish. Floral sensations of orange blossom, jasmine and honeysuckle, enriched by citrus notes of yellow grapefruit, kumquat and candied citron, and hints of ripe fruit like percoca, yellow peach and apricot. Seductively tropical nuances of pineapple, papaya and passion fruit enfolded by sage, thyme, rosemary and maquis. Spicy touches of white pepper, ginger and saffron complete the bouquet.


Seductive, well balanced and layered with distinctive harmony between freshness and volume, rich texture and grip. Floral aromas of hawthorn and acacia flowers, followed by fruity hints of tobacco peach, hazelnut, almond and citrus, closing on notes of custard, vanilla and honey. A delicate mineral note creates a taut, lingering finish, with a pleasing salty tang that blends nicely with the wine’s rounded, velvety profile.

Food pairings:

Particularly well-suited to fish dishes, excellent with vegetable-based first courses, white meats and cheeses.


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