Krafuss Pinot Noir
DELICATE WITH DEPTH

The vineyards occupy a site atop a gentle hill. The natural features, including elevation, exposure, the soil, microclimate and good ventilation, create a mix that is ideal for the Pinot Noir vine, which is a traditional variety in the area. There it produces a lively, multilayered and delicate Pinot Noir wine in a style combining elegance, body, minerality and saltiness.

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2015
KRAFUSS
Pinot Noir
13.5 % Vol

Color

Garnet with a ruby shimmer

Aroma

Pronounced bouquet, fruity (red and black berries) spicy, pepper, flintstone

Flavour

Medium bodied, savoury-fruity, lively, silky

Food

White and red meat, poultry, duck, venison, cheeses

Origin

Krafuss estate vineyard in the village of Appiano/Montagna. 430 to 450 metres (1,410 - 1,480 feet)

Soil

Loamy, gravelly soil, calcareous glacial deposit

Vinification

Fermentation: indigenous yeasts Maturation: malolactic fermentation, maturation in small casks of 225, 300 and 500 litres for appoximately 18 months

Best to be drunk

3-10 years

THE KRAFUSS WINE ESTATE

The Krafuss residence, which dates back to the Renaissance and has survived unchanged until today, is owned by Roland Riz, Alois Lageder’s father-in-law. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, the historical building reflects the economic significance that the vineyards in the area above San Michele Appiano enjoyed as early as the Middle Ages. In 1991 the vineyards were rehabilitated and planted exclusively with Pinot Noir at high density using the wire trellis system. In 2013 we made the transition to biodynamic working, and now there are again sheep grazing on the edge of the village of Appiano.

GUIDED TOURS OF KRAFUSS

The formal language of the Renaissance building itself radiates harmony, while the surrounding natural scenery resembles a gentle Mediterranean landscape. The panoramic views of the Bolzano valley basin and the Dolomites, with the Sciliar and the Catinaccio, give an impression of the contrasting forces that converge here – and shape the Krafuss Pinot Noir, which you can taste with us in the little gloriette under the old cedar.

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.

Cellar

We employ modern equipment in combination with nature- friendly wine-making techniques and let innovation interact with nature.

COR RÖMIGBERG & RÖMIGBERG Kalterersee Classico

The spectacular RÖMIGBERG precipice comes very close to our ideal of a farm as a closed living organism, with great importance attached to the coexistence of humans, animals and plants.