Urban

SELECTION RANGE

Urban Lagrein Riserva is our personal interpretation of the oldest autochthonous red grape variety from Alto Adige.

A masterpiece of timeless charm.

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Of noble character and captivating charm. A classy, perfectly balanced and fully matured Lagrein.

Sigi Hiss, Vinum Schweiz, December 2018

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2019

Vintage Description

Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever. By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year. The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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

Winemaking

 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.

MATURATION
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.

Tasting notes

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

serving temperature

16 -18° C

residual sugar

0.5 g/l

total acidity

5.4 g/l

ABV

13.5 % 

aging potential

> 10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.50 l 

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
BIBENDA 2011 4 grappoli
FALSTAFF 2018 92 punti
LUCA MARONI 2011 93 punti
GAMBERO ROSSO 2016 Due Bicchieri
LUCA MARONI 2014 91 punti

Selection

Classics