Everything about Teroldego is deep and dark. The stains on the bins the fruit it picked into and fermented in. The stains on our hands as we work with the fermenting must. The barrels after the wine is aged. The wine in glass is the deepest purple around. Aromas start dark, too, with freshly-picked blackberries and black raspberries. A whiff of lavender and, maybe, a bit of thyme follow.
Rich blackberry flavors lead followed by black figs and a sprinkle of black pepper. There's plenty of tannin but it's smooth and supple and only getting more so as the wine ages. The finish hints of minerality—nice, but not too intense.