This Lagrein is characterised by a lively ruby red colour and a variety of aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruits. A full, pleasantly warm and intense wine with a velvety softness. A red wine of distinction, unique in its way, and only to be found in South Tyrol. It goes exceedingly well with meat, roasts and spicy cheeses, but it is also a wine to savour and for meditation, above all when it is drunk following several years of ageing and maturation in the bottle.
VINEYARDS: In Gries, the typical area of Lagrein next to Bolzano
VINIFICATION: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 15 months in big oak tanks
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 13.50 %
yr. 2008 Vinous Antonio Galloni:
88 of 100 Points.
"Vinous Antonio Galloni" has rated the wine "St. Michael-Eppan San Michele Appiano Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2008 on 01.08.2010 with 88 of 100 points.
yr. 2004 Wine Spectator:
85 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "St. Michael-Eppan San Michele Appiano Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2004 on 30.06.2007 with 85 of 100 points.
The Lagrein St. Valtentin is easily recognisable thanks to its almost black colour. Complex cocoa and Prunella aromas, dark fruits of the forest and vanilla typify the bouquet, which are spread in a complex way. The wine unleashes an immense strength on the palat. It possesses a finely-integrated structure and smooth-strong tanning agents that linger harmoniously in the mouth.
More full-bodied and richer than many other wines in this category, elegant and smooth
Merlot rosé is a rose-coloured to light ruby wine, delicately fruity on the nose. On palate it is delicious and pleasantly fresh in flavour.
After a short mash rest time, a light ruby-red must is produced the dark Lagrein grapes, which is then fermented like a white wine to deliver its fruitiness and freshness.