Grape varierty: 45% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Franc, 4% Tempranillo, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Production area: Finest sites in the Manincor estate, at the Seehof and Panholzerhof: south-east facing overlooking the Lake of Caldaro at an altitude of 250 - 280 m a.s.l. Rich soils consisting of sand and clay mixed with limestone gravel and morainal debris.
Yield: hl per hectare.
Vinification: Each batch was crushed separately and the spontaneous fermentation with the skins took place in open-top oak vats. Skin contact was limited to ten to twenty days, depending on the variety. In view of the years cool weather, the focus was placed on finesse and elegance. The young wine was matured for eighteen months in barriques, one-third of which were new. The individual wines are only blended shortly before filling.
Description: Bright, full cherry red. On the nose the wine is reminiscent of ripe cherry, liquorice and wild herbs; the smooth, ripe tannins give the wine an especially harmonious mouth-feel with tangy fresh herbs on the finish.
Matching: It is an excellent match for venison and game, well-seasoned red meats and piquant hard cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18°C, in its youth the wine will benefit decanting; savour medium-large Bordeaux glasses.
Ageing potential: min. 5 - 10 years.
Bottle to: 5 liters.