- Tasting notes
The colour is impressively deep, almost black, tinged with violet; open on the nose with concentrated aromas of violets, blackberries and black cherries, all well-integrated with savoury flavours, coffee and dark chocolate. A powerful and supple wine with assertive, youthful tannins and superb length.
Cellaring potential: 8 – 10 years.
- Food Combination
The wine’s formidable structure makes it an excellent match for pan-seared rib eye steak, roast beef, game, balsamic roast pork, mature cheeses.
Serve cool: 16° C.
- Grape Variety Lagrein from 50 year-old pergola-trained vines.
The vines are planted in deep, alluvial soils – gravel, eroded granite and porphyry – in the classic Lagrein area of Gries on the outskirts of Bolzano. The warm climate in the Bolzano valley basin is ideal for the heat-loving Lagrein vine.
- Yielding 55 hl/ha
- Wine Making
The fermentation with the skins lasts 10 days. During this process, the skins are constantly pushed down gently into the embryonic wine, and is followed by a further skin maceration for several days. The wine it then transferred into a combination of new and used oak barriques where malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is barrique-aged for a total of 16 months and after bottling, it refines in bottle for further 12 months before release.
- Analytical Data Alcohol: 13% Vol
Total acidity: 4,8 g/l
Sugar-free dry extract: 31,3 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,2 g/l