The adjacent rarities cellar is also a veritable treasure trove. History is being made here, as those wines from the Kellerei Terlan winery that are destined to become great are matured in small steel barrels. In ten, or maybe only after 30 years, the wine world will be able to appreciate their quality. “In the wine cellar, the clocks tick a little differently,” says Rudi Kofler.
Longevity is a characteristic of Terlan/Terlano white wines. The year 1979 is written on one of the barrels, which contains a 40-year-old wine that was aged by the legendary cellar master Sebastian Stocker, and still has fine lees. “This method using steel barrels started as an experiment to demonstrate the ageing potential. This special ageing gives the wine a unique texture and dimension in addition to an impressive freshness”, explains Rudi Kofler, “Sebastian Stocker was ahead of his time with this”.