Teroldego is a red wine grape that is grown mostly in the Trentino wine region of northern Italy. Teroldego produces deeply pigmented red wines with an intensely fruity character, a style that has become something of an icon for Trentino’s wine industry.
The east side of the of the Paso Robles AVA, is warm but nights do not get as cool as the western part of Paso Robles because it does not receive the cool ocean breeze. The topography is uneven, with steep rolling hills. The varietals for The Chemist are fermented separately and blended before bottling. The Chemist was aged in French oak barrels, 20% which are new.
The 2019 Chemist is a blend of GSM, Petite Sirah and our newest member, Teroldego. The Chemist has a deep, inky purple color and aromas of berry cobbler, blackberry and tobacco. On the palate the Chemist is a big, bold, racy wine with tons of black fruits, tar, graphite and a long finish with ultra-fine tannins. Although powerful, it is nuanced and elegant as Chemist fans expect, and is going to evolve gracefully.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah & Teroldego
Appellation: Paso Robles
Alcohol Content: 14.7%
Barrels: French Oak, 20% new
Aging: 10-12 years
Winemaker: Paul Johnson