Grape variety: Lagrein - Alto Adige DOC
Production area: This is one of South Tyrol's native vines which flourishes in the hillsides around Tramin and in good sites at Ora/Auer on the opposite side of the Adige Valley.
Soils: clay and sand
Wine-making: The grapes are destemmed and crushed in the usual manner, and fermented for 10 days at 28 °C. During this period the skins are kept constantly submerged. Towards the end of the fermentation we allow the temperature to climb in order to extract as much colour, aroma and flavour as possible.
Organoleptic characteristics: Full, bright ruby in colour, this is an extremely typical Lagrein, very easily recognisable. It is immediately impressive due to the excellent equilibrium between intensity and complexity, between spice and small woodland berry fruits and violets. Its fragrance is striking, clear, captivating and fresh. Very harmonious on the palate, with good tannin, full, broad, velvety, round and long, spicy on the finish with well integrated acidity, fresh and delicious.
Goes especially well with: game birds, red meat dishes, poultry and seasoned cheeses
A saturated ruby red, a delicate aroma of berries, light hints of mint and dark chocolate. Elegant tannins underscore the wine's complexity; a smooth finish with a touch of warmth accompanies its fiery finale.
The alluvial soils comprising a mixture of gravel, clay and eroded porphyry sand impart body, depth and structure to this wine.
Ruby-red; Aroma delicate berry and dried fruit aromas; Taste dry, medium bodied, with a lively acidity and a light trace of tannin.