Lagrein

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2018

Vintage Description

 Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favourable weather conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation but a dry period in June slowed down shoot and grape growth. After a humid July, a warm August followed with many hours of sunshine. After several rainy days at the beginning of harvest, the autumn weather developed favourably with considerable fluctuations in temperature. The grapes profited from a long phase of vegetative growth and were in good health, though berry size was somewhat smaller than average. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness. Charming elegance and pleasant tannin structure characterize the red wines.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. The must was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature (19 ° C) without malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

This Pinot Bianco feels fresh and rich yet dry. It has a greenish yellow to light yellow colour and light scents of green apple.

This Pinot Grigio brings the alpine freshness factor to the glass! It’s shows expressive nose of flowers and fruit of pear and peach. Flavour is delicate, full, rich in extract and fresh.

This wine pairs well with dishes based on mushrooms, fish and seafood; recommended as an aperitif.

Serving temperature

16-18° C

Residual Sugar

1.0 g/l

Total acidity

5,7 g/l

ABV

13,1 % vol

Aging potential

3-8 years

Bottle sizes

0,75 l / 0,375 l

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VINIBUONI D'ITALIA 2019 3 Stelle
GAMBERO ROSSO 2002 Tre Bicchieri
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2015 95 points
WINE ADVOCATE by ROBERT PARKER 2010 90 Parker-points

Selection

Classics