The grapes come from vineyards planted in clay, gravel and sandy soils at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters above sea level.
Alto Adige DOC
A long winter left the vines dormant until early April. Bud break was followed by a drop in temperatures, which delayed flowering. The weather remained changeable throughout the summer, with a very hot June and wet July, providing the ideal groundwork for the imminent maturation period. August presented itself from its best side, with sunny and dry weeks and extraordinarily low temperatures at night. Apart from few showers in late September/early October, the weather during the harvest, which started 10 days later than last year and with lower volumes than usual, was characterised by many warm days with increasingly cooler nights. The white wines of the 2021 vintage showcase great depth and reveal pronounced freshness and delicate fruity notes on the palate, whereas the fuller bodied red wines boast mature tannins and fresh aromas of fruit.
- grapes: Lagrein
- yield: 75 hl/Hectare
- altitude: 250 – 400 m
- soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
- climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains
The grapes are de-stemmed and undergo both primary and malolactic fermentation at controlled temperature (28-30° C) in steel and cement tanks. The wine has then aged in both cement and oak casks of varying size for at least 6 months.
ruby to garnet red
Lagrein boasts a bouquet of violets and blackberries with hints of cherry and earthy notes.
It is a full-bodied wine, which on the palate tastes of raspberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate, black liquorice and spices, supported by powerful tannins and a long finish.
13 % vol
0.75 l / 0.375 l
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