First mentioned in association with Alto Adige in a historical document dated 1370, this native variety is an icon of wine-growing in Alto Adige. It is the result of a natural cross of Teroldego and another native grape variety and is a relative of Syrah. Lagrein flourishes in the hot sites in the Bolzano river basin where the soils are high in sand content, gravel and porphyry.
Fermentation: maceration in stainless steel tanks Maturation: malolactic fermentation, partly in concrete vessels and partly in stainless steel tanks (approximately 12 months). Cherry red, with a ruby shimmer. The nose shows intense fruity plum and berry aromas, with spice and subtle animal notes. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with fine-grained tannins. Jo Pfisterer
Cherry red with ruby shimmer in colour. Intense, fruity, spicy, animal notes. Medium-bodied, structured, fresh, present tannins with refined bitter.
For more than 150 years the Lageder family have been committed to the distinctive terroirs of the Alto Adige - prerequisites for highly individual wines. Founded in 1823 and today directed by 5th and 6th generations Alois and Alois Clemens Lageder, the estate combines tradition and innovation based on a sustainable and holistic philosophy. Work in the vineyards is guided by the cycles and forces of nature, from planting to harvest. The family owned vineyards (50 hectares) located at Magrè, Cortaccia, Termeno and Caldaro are cultivated with biodynamic methods, certified by Demeter. The Lindenburg vineyard at Bolzano and the Krafuss vineyard at S. Michele/Appiano are in conversion. Certified Organic Winery, Demeter
A linear focus to this red with blackberry, blueberry and slate character. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. You can taste the rocks. Drink now.'