The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters.
Alto Adige DOC
A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.
- 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.
12.5 % vol
0.75 l / 0.375 l
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