Situated below the Kolbenhof vineyard at the foot of the Söll hillside, soils in the Steinraffler site are characterised by gravel and scree, ideal for cultivating Alto Adige’s great native red variety, Lagrein. In fact the name ‘Steinraffler’ derives from the geological features of the site, referring to the collection of debris from the precipitous rock faces together with gravel washed down and deposited by a small stream.
The warm microclimate here is likewise ideal for producing superb Lagrein, with the warm ‘Ora’ supplemented by winds from the Lake of Caldaro. This old-established grape variety has been cultivated in the in the south of Alto Adige since at least the 13th century.
The Steinraffler vineyard is characterised by a warm microclimate, a sloping site with a stream, loose soils which warm up quickly in a place where the mountainside levels out as it meets the valley – conditions which could hardly be better for this vine.