Viticultural Practices: The grapes for this wine come vineyards which are cultivated partially with integrated methods, partially with biodinamic methods.
Grape variety: Lagrein.
Description: medium cherry-red colour. Pronounced, fruity (prune, cherry) and spicy aroma with notes of leather, tar, dark chocolate and floral nuances (violets), along with oak spice. Medium structure and with good fruit intensity on the palate. The tannins are present though balanced. Good length with an earthy aftertaste. When cellared under proper conditions, this wine may be kept for 8 to 10 years.
Suggested food: red meat such as beef and lamb, veni- son, game, all kind of cheeses.
Origin: Lindenburg Estate in Bolzano at an altitude of 280 metres a.s.l (920 feet). Deep and rich alluvial soil. Very warm mesoclimate.
Vinification: soft crushing and pressing of the grapes, spontaneous fermentation for approximately 15 days and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured during fifteen months in small oak barrels of 225 litres (French oak - Alliers and Nevers - depending on the vintage up to 1/3 in new wood).
Bottle to: 0,75 Liters.
yr. 2013 Wine Spectator:
90 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "Alois Lageder Tenutae Lageder Conus Lagrein Riserva Sudtirol- Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2013 on 28.02.2017 with 90 of 100 points.
yr. 2011 Falstaff Magazin:
88 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff Magazin" has rated the wine "Alois Lageder Tenutae Lageder Conus Lagrein Riserva Sudtirol- Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2011 on 24.06.2014 with 88 of 100 points.
Colour: strong garnet red. Aroma: invitingly open and multi-layered with violets, chocolate, ripe damsons, cloves. Taste: elegant with velvety structure, soft tannins, light bitter almond tones, youthful freshness, rustic elegance, unpretentious yet cosmopolitan: the perfect symbiosis of the traditional and the modern
Color: deep ruby to garnet red with a delicate shimmer of violet. Smell: The aroma reveals earthy, minerally notes masterfully underpinned with fruit components, with morello cherry and plum jam dominating. Taste: These peaty, spicy and yet velvety fruit notes also intrigue the palate, where this Lagrein Riserva presents itself with multilayered opulence and great complexity.
Medium garnet colour with ruby hints. Rich, quite pronounced, spicy aroma with a chocolate character, floral impressions (violets), red fruit and prunes. Soft, smooth fruit, full bodied. Masculine style. Firm, dry and somewhat earthy finish.
The Lagrein has a dark ruby colour, during its youth with violet, later with garnet red reflexes. It is a pleasant, dry red wine, with notes of violets, chocolate and liquorice, on the palate it is velvety and with mild acidity. It is rich in tannins, but in the Bolzano basin, these tannins evolve in a very mild and sweet way. Recommended pairings are game, red meat and ripened cheese
The alluvial soils comprising a mixture of gravel, clay and eroded porphyry sand impart body, depth and structure to this wine.