First mentioned in association with Alto Adige in a historical document dated 1370, this native variety is an icon of wine-growing in Alto Adige.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 MagrÃ¨, 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.'