Characteristic: A small area named Lavason on the north side of Lake Kaltern offers the ideal conditions for this wine with dense tannins and complex character, where the vines can take deep root in the loamy, chalky gravel. A 14-month long aging in barrique and low yields give this wine its intense, brilliant, ruby red. Its aromas are reminiscent of berries, a little mint and licorice; soft tannins and a juicy structure with a silky and elegant finish complete the tableau.
Recommendation: This wine pairs perfectly with game and wild poultry dishes, as well as piquant cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18-20° C
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2005 Wine Enthusiast:
89 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Kellerei Kaltern Lason Sudtiroler Merlot, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2005 on 03.01.2007 with 89 of 100 points.
A vivid ruby-red wine with an elegant sweet aroma of sour black cherry and redcurrant. Round with a silky mouth-feel, long an delicately bitter on the finish.
With a very fruity nose, this wine has fine, delicate peach and apricot nuances. Its high acidity makes it very fresh on the palate; its unobtrusive minerality makes for a lively finish.
Its varietal character produces a highly intensive scent and taste, reminiscent of very ripe fruit with nutmeg notes. Its discreet natural residual sweetness and pleasant acidity make it a popular aperitif wine.
Color: bright-yellow with a green shimmer. Nose: highly aromatic, floral, ripe fuits (white peach), spicy.Flavour: medium-bodied, intense bouquet, well-balanced, grapey-fruity, fresh, dry.