2011 LAGREIN

Grape variety: Lagrein.

Description: medium garnet colour with ruby hints. Rich, quite pronounced, spicy aroma with a chocolate charac- ter, floral impressions (violets), red fruit and prunes. Soft, smooth fruit, full-bodied. Masculine style. Firm, dry and so- mewhat earthy finish. When stored under proper conditions, this wine will drink well for at least 6 to 8 years.

Suggested food: red meat such as beef and lamb, venison, game, all kind of cheeses.

Origin: selected vineyards in the Bolzano area and Magrè at an altitude of 230 to 330 metres a.s.l. (750 - 1,080 feet). Deep and sandy, alluvial soils along the Talvera river . Very warm mesoclimate.

Age of the vines: 15 - 50 years.

Harvested: end of September 2012.

Vinification: soft crushing and pressing of the grapes, fermentation for approximately 14 days in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation, maturation for seventeen months in concrete wine storage vessels.

Alcohol: 13.0 % by vol.

Acidity: 4,9 g / litre

Bottled: July 2014

Release: September 2014

Bottle sizes: 0,375l, 0,75 l

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