Description: This wine, ruby to violet in colour, is rich in tannins, intensive in colour, harmonious and tangy. It has a light note of violets as well as to aromas of forest berries, fresh cherries and plums.
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days with continuous agitation of the marc head at a controlled fermentation temperature. The wine is then aged in small oak barrels for eight months, with the bottles laid down for a further two months.
Recommended with: Ideal with dark meats, game and hard cheeses
yr. 2018 Falstaff:
89 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Ansitz Pfitscher 'Rivus' Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige" from the vintage 2018 on 01.03.2020 with 89 of 100 points.
The wine is fine and delicate, with an excellent body and structure. It is straw yellow in color. The nose is aromatic, subtle and elegant, with tones of peach, apple, and tropical fruit, with a flowery bouquet. The taste is savory and mineral. It is ideal as an aperitiv wine and as accompaniment to appetizers, pasta dishes, soft cheeses, fish, shellfish, and white meats.
The Chardonnay is characterized by classy opulence with many exotic fruits in aroma and taste along with delicate, delicious toasty aromas. The complex bouquet brings to mind apricots, coconuts and bananas. Extract and acid form an attractive balance, the taste is round, and equally strong and fine, with velvety fruit and well-integrated tannin. A complex, elegant Chardonnay with enormous storage potential. Grape varierty: 100% Alto Adige Chardonnay.