Grape Variety: Lagrein
Vineyard / Origin: This is one of Alto Adige's native vines which flourishes in the hillsides around Tramin-Termeno and in good sites at Ora/Auer on the opposite side of the Adige Valley.
Soil: Clay and gravel
Winemaking: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed in the usual manner and fermented for 10 days at 28°C. During this period the cap of skins and other solids which are driven to the surface is broken up and kept constantly submerged in the wine by punching down and pumping over. Towards the end of the fermentation we allow the temperature to climb a little in order to extract as much colour, aroma and flavour as possible from the skins.
Description: Full, bright ruby, almost black in colour, this is an extremely typical Lagrein, very easily recognisable. It is immediately impressive due to the excellent equilibrium between intensity and complexity, between aromas of spice and small woodland berry fruits and violets. Its fragrance is striking, clear, captivating and fresh. Very harmonious on the palate, with assertive but supple tannins, full, broad, velvety, round with subtle spice on the finish enlivened by palate-lifting acidity.
Food Choices: Red meats, game, venison and seasoned cheeses.