Teroldego is a red wine grape variety known for its deep color and intense fruity character. It is primarily grown in the Trentino region of northern Italy, where it is the main dark-skinned variety. Teroldego wines are soft and typically consumed within three years of bottling, although they can be cellared for up to 10 years. It is also used as a blending grape in Tuscany, Sicily and the Veneto, as well as in small amounts in Australia, California and Brazil. The grape is ancient and has been cultivated in Italy for centuries. DNA testing has revealed that Teroldego is a parent of Lagrein and a sibling of Dureza, a parent of Syrah and possibly related to Pinot Noir. There is only one DOC for varietal Teroldego wines, Teroldego Rotaliano, which is grown in the sandy, gravelly plain of Campo Rotaliano.