The alluvial soils comprising a mixture of gravel, clay and eroded porphyry sand impart body, depth and structure to this wine.
Description: Grape variety native to South Tyrol; very dark garnet with violet reflexes; an aroma of woodland fruits (blackberry and bilberry) meshed with violets, cinnamon, vanilla and black cherries; mouth-filling, ripe tannins and impressive length.
Food Choices: An extremely versatile partner for South Tyrolean cuisine, it is also an excellent match for roast beef, braised red meat with reduced sauces, lamb with mint sauce, game and mature cheeses.
Serve cool: 18°C.
Grape Variety: 100 % Lagrein pergola-trained vines.
Sites: Gries (suburb of Bolzano), Mantsch wine farmstead - soils comprise alluvial sand with eroded porphyry; perfectly southfacing site.
Winemaking: Fermentation lasting 12 days in stainless steel tanks, with subsequent malolactic fermentation, 14 months' maturation in oak (2/3 in large casks and 1/3 in barriques) and at least one year's bottle ageing.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2007 Wine Spectator:
91 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl Praedium 'Mantsch' Lagrein Riserva Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2007 on 15.10.2011 with 91 of 100 points.
yr. 2007 Vinum Wine Magazine:
16 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl Praedium 'Mantsch' Lagrein Riserva Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2007 on 01.05.2011 with 16 of 20 points.
yr. 2003 Wine Enthusiast:
89 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Colterenzio-Schreckbichl Praedium 'Mantsch' Lagrein Riserva Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2003 on 09.01.2007 with 89 of 100 points.
A clean, concentrated floral nose reminiscent of elder and acacia flower with ah hint of sage, leads to a fresh, distinctive palate with nicely rounded fruit, light oak spice and a crisp finish. Enjoy it with a snack of fresh goats' cheese and smoked salmon pâté with crusty bread, or as a partner for lobster tail salad, full-flavoured fish dishes, scallops stir-fried with ginger, or goats' cheese soufflé.
Light and easy drinking, accentuated fruit and discreet toasted almond on the finish.
Villa Nigra is the Latin name fort he Scharzhaus ("Black House") estate, a vineyard as if made for producing fine Pinto Noir of top international standing. The strongly contrasting temperatures between day and night time enables Pinot grapes to develop their intense classic varietal character, reminiscent of raspberry, morello cherry and blackberry. An elegantly-structured wine, slender with smooth ripe tannins on the finish