Teroldego is traditionally trained on T-shaped trellises, to take advantage of the vine's high yields. The grapes are mid to late ripening. These are generic growing characteristics of this varietal. Rootstock selection will impact the production, ripening and growth patterns of any varietal material.
Teroldego wines are deeply colored, lively, and fruity. When fully mature, the flavors are black cherry, ripe tannins, and a decent level of acidity.
From Trentino in north-east Italy, Teroldego was first mentioned in 1480. A full sibling to Dureza, the latter a parent to Syrah, and both grandchildren of Pinot. Teroldego's synonym in Vienna, Tiroldigo means Gold from Tirol.