Alto Adige: Kaltern Lagrein

$18 $22

South- and east-facing slopes around at an altitude of 230 – 350 meters above sea level. Loamy, chalky gravel with a low proportion of sand.

ORIGIN

Lagrein is one of the three indigenous varieties in Alto Adige. He is related to the Teroldego and Syrah. Typical for this species are the dark red color and fruity berry flavors that are paired with spicy-resinous notes of chocolate, tobacco and forest floor.

 

A relatively mild winter was followed by a dry March and a dry and warm April, and flowering set in somewhat earlier than usual. There were no long heatwaves in the summer. In spite of this, the head start in the vegetation cycle became shorter and shorter up to the harvest, and the first grapes were harvested at the beginning of September, with the last load reaching the winery on October 9. The white wines of the 2020 vintage present with an appealing acidity; the reds are impressive for their elegance and finesse.

Fermentation on the skins at 28 °C with an extended maceration of ten days, malolactic fermentation followed by a 4-month ageing in concrete cask, large oak casks (75hl) and 15% in barrique.

 TASTING NOTES

– dark, deep red
– ripe fruit aromas of plums and blackberries, notes of chocolate and coffee
– voluminous and powerful; soft, balanced tannins, lingering finish

 

This wine is best paired with game, darker meats and hard cheeses.

 

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