Alto Adige Lagrein, DOC 2019
Dark deep ruby, velvety berry aromas, hints of violets, well integrated tannins, full-bodied, long.
A true child of Alto Adige, Lagrein is the oldest indigenous grape variety in the region and is related to Syrah and Teroldego. The heat-loving Lagrein develops an inviting, distinctive nose of blueberry, blackberry and violet, and hints of vanilla and tobacco leaf. The toasty aromas and vital acidity form a harmonious combination to intrigue the palate. The finish is long and persistent.
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes. Destemming and mash fermentation under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation, ageing in barriques and stainless steel tanks for 12 months. Assemblage 2 to 3 months before bottling followed by 6 months’ ageing in the bottle.
100% Lagrein, indigenous variety of Alto Adige
Caldaro, Seehof: 230 m above sealevel, medium-heavy, humus-rich sandy clay soil on calcareous gravel in the immediate vicinity of Lake Caldaro
Alcohol 13% by vol. Acidity 5.8 g/l Residual sugar 0.3 g/l
Ideal with spicy pasta and risotto dishes, boiled, stewed and roasted meat, sheep’s cheese
16 – 18°C
Vintage 2018: Falstaff (90) | 2016: Falstaff (92)
Bottle sizes: 750 ml