Grape variety: Lagrein - Alto Adige DOC
Production area: hillsides around Tramin and Ora
Wine-making: The grapes are destemmed and the must is macerated with the skins for one day, after which the mass is pressed. By this means the must absorbs only part of the grape's rich colour, yielding this typical seductive rosé wine.
Organoleptic characteristics: It is a typical South Tyrolean product and the perfect expression of this native vine, extremely delicious and easy to enjoy. Unlike numerous other insipid rose coloured wines, this is a rosé with strong personality, freshness, fragrant, similar to a fine white wine but with the rich fruit and roundness of a young red intended for early drinking. Bright and full rosé in colour, clear fruit on the nose, clear-cut and harmonious with fresh, mouth-watering acidity. A very seductive wine, best enjoyed at cellar temperature.
Goes especially well with: appetisers, smoked fish, white meats and bollito misto (mixed boiled meats)
yr. 2005 Wine Spectator:
85 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "J. Hofstatter Joseph Lagrein Rose Alto Adige" from the vintage 2005 on 01.06.2007 with 85 of 100 points.
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.
Fruity, bloomy and wholehearted wine, strongly recalling elder, black currant and green grass.
An intensive white wine - not just in colour, but in fragrance and taste. The secret of this white wine lies in the special features of the area in which it is cultivated: Lahn in Appiano. These vineyards only produce a small yield, yet what they produce is typified by sustained character and quality. Its delicious and strong aromas, reminiscent of elderberry and honey, leave behind an abundance of lingering sensations on the palate. This wine, served straight the cellar, makes a huge impression even when served young: a long maturing process in the bottle, however, enhances its density and its complexity.
Its delicious and strong aromas, reminiscent of elderberry and honey, leave behind an abundance of lingering sensations on the palate