Urban

SELECTION

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

REFINING MONTHS

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2017

Vintage Description

Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favorable 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 favorably 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: 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 ages: 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

2,6 g/l

ABV

13,8 % vol

Aging potential

> 10 years

Bottle sizes

0,75 l / 1,50 l 

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Selection

Classics