PRODUCTION AREA AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS:
Our Lagrein is 100% Lagrein grapes (Lagrein is an autochthonous grape variety that can be made as a red wine if produced with skin contact, or as a white wine, if using the off -skins method). Our Lagrein grows in the lower vineyards of the Egna area, on very warm alluvial soil where the grapes reach ripeness earlier than on the higher slopes. As a late-ripening grape variety, Lagrein requires this particular mesoclimate to reach full ripening.
After a careful selection, the grapes are lightly pressed and then destemmed with great care before fermentation in open vats, without cap punch-down. Once fermentation has been achieved, the wine is transferred to small oak barrels for a secondary, or malolactic, fermentation. The wine is then moved barrique to barrique where it will undergo further maturing for 15 months.
MATURING AND BOTTLE AGEING:
After fining with egg white, the wine is ready for bottling. Dark Lagrein can be drunk when young, but further maturing in the bottle will enhance the roundness and rich mouthfeel of this wine.
Usually bright red, in some vintages this wine can display deep purple highlights. On the nose, the aromas are very intense and ample, with hints of ripe red berries, fresh grass, and violets. On the palate, it is velvety with good concentration and character and soft tannins.
This wine goes wonderfully well with hearty fully-flavoured grilled red meat.
Müller Thurgau wine is a lively straw-yellow colour, with a fragrance that recalls notes of nutmeg, fresh fruit, peaches and flowers (yellow primroses), ending on a very pleasant, elegant, full-bodied taste. With its convincing simplicity and fresh acidity the wine is already captivating while still young.
Gewürztraminer is an intense golden colour with a deep bouquet of complex fragrances such as lychees and orange peels, cloves, nutmeg and roses. The wine needs a few moments in the glass to give the best of itself. On the palate it is stimulating thanks to its structure, freshness and vivacity, with a very persistent and slightly bitter aftertaste. Gewürztraminer reaches its full development only after several months of aging in the bottle.
This is not just any wine; rather this is an unusually pleasant and zesty sparkling wine full of vivaciousness which goes particularly well with top-quality Scottish and Canadian smoked wild salmon, smoked trout and quality meaty sea fishes.
The TOREN Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva is a dark garnet red, full- bodied, beautifully structured and harmonious wine. The complex bouquet develops an initial spicy tobacco note into fruity nuances of cassis and cranberry. The wine has a fresh, nicely accentuated acidity with a firm backbone of soft and ripe tannins. It is strong on the palate and persistent in the finish.