Name: South Tyrol St. Magdalener classic
St. Magdalener is a typical South Tyrolean red wine made Vernatsch and Lagrein grapes, of a pleasing colour that ranges ruby to garnet. It has a wide pallet of fruity flavours, almonds to wild cherries, which expand and intensify on the palate. It is delicate yet has a powerful structure.
Location and characteristics of the soil: on the sunny slopes around the village St. Magdalena near Bolzano (300 - 400 m a.s.l.)
Vine training system: Pergola
Fermentation: slow fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel, then maturation in large wooden barrels
Recommended pairing: in generall with all appetizers, especially with Speck, cold cuts, cheeses, traditional Alto Adige home cooking, veal
Serving temperature: 12° -14°C
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
On the southern slopes surrounding Bolzano, the Schiava and Lagrein grapes ripen, which this round red wine is made. The velvety taste and the typical aroma with hints of almonds and violets give character to this appreciated wine.
Lagrein, aged in oaken barrels, is a strong and elegant wine with an unmistakable bitter berry scent and a likeable flavour of vanilla and violets.
The high quality of the grapes and aging in wooden casks (a small amount of it is aged in barrique) make this a rich and fruity red wine to be enjoyed at leisure.
After a short mash rest time, a light ruby-red must is produced the dark Lagrein grapes, which is then fermented like a white wine to deliver its fruitiness and freshness.
The garnet red color holds promise of strong aromas and opulence: Growing in the warm soils of Bozen's circular valley, its fruity and zesty bouquet is reminiscent of chocolate, ripe cherry and violets. The long maturation favors the Lagrein's soft tannins and a pleasant freshness, followed by an impressive finish. A wine of choice with game, game birds and stewed dishes.