CASÒN BIANCO

CASÒN ROSSO

CASÒN Bianco
UNPREDICTABLE PLEASURES

The main component of our Casòn Bianco is the Viognier grape variety, which has ripened very harmoniously and with typical character in the last few years. The complementary varieties in the blend include Petit Manseng, Roussanne, Marsanne or Chenin Blanc. They all have small and thick-skinned berries in loose clusters, which make them highly resistant. Even at higher temperatures they have lower concentrations of sugar and a good acid structure. With regard to future developments, that makes them a useful addition to the range of grape varieties in Alto Adige.

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2015
CASÒN Bianco
Viognier – Petit Manseng
13,5 % Vol

Color

Clear, gold-yellow

Aroma

Intense bouquet, slightly aromatic, fruity (Orange) exotic spices, Vanilla, woody

Flavour

Full bodied, rich, salty, fresh, very long-lasting aftertaste

Food

With fish and seafood, white meat and poultry

Origin

Casòn Hirschprunn in Magrè. 230 to 360 metres a.s.l. (750 – 1,180 feet)

Soil

Sandy, rocky soils, dolomitic limestone

Vinification

On the lees in barriques (approximately 11 months). Maturation in large casks.
Spontaneous fermentation in barriques

Best to be drunk

2-10 years

CASÒN Rosso
AGAINST THE STREAM TO THE SPRING

In the last few years we have become increasingly excited about the Tannat grape variety, an unusual sight in the vineyards of Alto Adige, especially because of its striking red stems. The variety is making good progress from year to year, matures well and retains incredibly high levels of acidity. That makes it the perfect grape for great red wines. As of the 2014 vintage, this variety has been the main component of our red Casòn wine. The Casòn Rosso has an intensive fruitiness, a strong backbone and a pronounced acid structure.

2014
CASÒN Rosso
Tannat and others
12,5 % Vol

Color

Cherry-red with a pink shimmer

Aroma

Nlightly aromatic, fruity (plum, blackberry), leather, tea, woody

Flavour

Medium bodied, juicy, fruity, refined bitter, fresh

Food

Red meat (roasted or grilled), lamb, venison, cheese

Origin

Casòn Hirschprunn in Magrè. 230 to 360 metres a.s.l. (750 - 1180 feet)

Soil

Sandy, rocky soils, dolomitic limestone

Vinification

Maturation in barriques and large casks (approximately 18 months).
Spontaneous fermentation

Best to be drunk

3-10 years

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THE CASÒN HIRSCHPRUNN WINE ESTATE

In 1991 Alois Lageder acquired the Casòn Hirschprunn wine estate with more than 30 hectares of vineyards and the historical complex in the centre of the wine-growing village of Magrè. In the light of predictions of decisive climate change, we decided to continue the experiments with new grape varieties that we had begun in the 1980s. We wanted to know which of those varieties would enable us to reproduce the typical Alto Adige wine style at higher average temperatures and under more extreme weather conditions. Thanks to the experience gathered over the last thirty years, we now have a number of exciting, first-class and more resistant grape varieties at our disposal. These grapes are the foundation of our two Casòn Hirschprunn wines.

GUIDED TOURS OF CASÒN HIRSCHPRUNN

Casòn Hirschprunn welcomes visitors with an atmosphere of restful calm. In 1998 we moved our Vineria Paradeis and tasting facility there. That is the starting point for guided tours of the historical buildings of Hirschprunn, which date back to the 13th century. We also pass through the Garden in the Shadow of the Paradeis, which we have spent fifteen years restoring, adding lots of rare plants with wonderful blossoms. Or we walk through our vineyards above Magrè, which are aptly called Paradeis.

LÖWENGANG Chardonnay & LÖWENGANG Cabernet

The name of the Löwengang wine estate derives from the historical residence of the same name in Magrè

Biodynamics

We are committed to the biodynamic agriculture, which respects human beings, animals and the natural cycles and incorporates them into our work.

Lageder family

The Lageder family has worked in wine production for already six generations. Today, the winery is run by Alois and Alois Clemens Lageder.