Urban Lagrein Riserva is our personal interpretation of the oldest autochthonous red grape variety from Alto Adige.
A masterpiece of timeless charm.
Of noble character and captivating charm. A classy, perfectly balanced and fully matured Lagrein.
Sigi Hiss, Vinum Schweiz, December 2018
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
Even though bud break occurred at a relatively late stage this year, high temperatures and humidity helped precipitate flowering. As of mid-June, weather conditions were hot and dry, and the vines benefited from slight water stress, which led to optimal conclusion of their growth and ideal passage to maturation. Intensive rainfall shortly before the begin-ning of the harvest turned out to be beneficial for the grapes, as it allowed them to reach the final stage of maturity without drought stress. Throughout the harvest period, the weather was sunny and dry, ideal conditions for perfect maturity and a harmonious devel-opment of grape aromas. Hence, each grape variety and every vineyard could be harvested at the best possible moment. The results are white wines with elegant structure and delicate acidity. The red wines show great potential as well, with a full body and powerful tannins.
- grapes: Lagrein
- yield: 50 hl/hectare
- altitude: 230 – 300 m
- slope exposure: west 50 %, south-west 40%, south 10%
- harvest date: beginning – mid-October
- soil: calcareous and porphyritic gravel, sand and loam
- vine age: 20 to over 100 years
- climate: extreme interplay of sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the cool nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains.
- bottles produced: 20,000, 200 magnum bottles and some other big formats
After manual harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins. Fermentation takes place in big oak casks at a controlled temperature of 28°C and is followed by malolactic fermentation.
The wine matures for 12 months in French barriques, followed by another 6 months spent in concrete tanks. After bottling, Urban rests in the bottle for at least another 6 months.
ruby to dark garnet
delicate floral notes of violets with fruity hints of blueberries and blackcurrant
impressive with its typical bitter nuances on the palate, well structured,full-bodied and velvety, with a touch of bitter cocoa and delicious forest fruits on the finish
16 -18° C
> 10 years
0.75 l / 1.50 l
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