LÖWENGANG Chardonnay
ATTENTION TO DETAIL

The Löwengang Chardonnay has played a major role in the success of the wine estate and in establishing Alto Adige's status as a quality wine region. In the 1980s it became the first white wine from the region to be successfully positioned at an international level. The vineyard comprises several smaller plots, which every year react differently to the influences of the local climate. It is our task to respond accordingly and combine them in such a way that a new masterpiece is created with every vintage.

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2015
LÖWENGANG
Chardonnay
13.5 % Vol

Color

Clear, gold-yellow

Aroma

Pronounced and intense nose, fruity (pear, apricot, peach) fresh butter, woody

Flavour

Full bodied, multy-layerd, mineral, fruity, salty

Food

All types of seafood, white meat and poultry

Origin

The best, selected parcels owned by the Löwengang Estate, situated in Magrè Altitude: 230 - 330 metres a.s.l. (750 - 1080 feet)

Soil

Sandy and gravely with a high content of limestone

Vinification

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

Best to be drunk

Best to be drunk: 3-15 years

LÖWENGANG Cabernet
CARRYING THE PAST FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE

The plot with Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot vines at the heart of the vineyard was planted at the turn of the 20th century. That makes it one of the oldest sites in Alto Adige still preserved. In order to maintain this treasure with its old and unique DNA, young vines were obtained through selection massale witch which the vineyard extended.

2015
LÖWENGANG
Cabernet
13,5 % Vol

Color

Cherry-red with ruby shimmer

Aroma

Quite pronounced, slightly aromatic, fruity (raspberry, blackberry, cherry), woody, spicy, earthy

Flavour

Full bodied, well-balanced, precise, refined bitter

Food

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

Origin

The best, selected parcels owned by the Löwengang Estate, situated in Magrè. 230 - 330 metres a.s.l. (750 - 1080 feet)

Soil

Sandy and gravely with a high content of limestone

Vinification

Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maturation in barriques (approximately 16 months). Fermentation: spontaneous maceration

Best to be drunk

5-20 years

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The name of the Löwengang wine estate derives from the historical residence of the same name in Magrè, which has been in the possession of the Lageder family since 1934. The estate includes vineyards on the talus cone in the village at the foot of steep rock faces composed of dolomite that formed millions of years ago. Chardonnay, Carmenère and Cabernet grapes were grown in Magrè 150 years ago already. That is what persuaded Alois III to purchase the estate, at a time when wine-growing in the region was dominated by Schiava and Lagrein Kretzer.

GUIDED TOURS OF LÖWENGANG

We see our wine estate as a place of encounter and attach great importance to offering visitors interesting and detailed tours. During the walk through the Löwengang vineyards, visitors are given an insight into the principles of biodynamic agriculture. In the modern cellar in the historical ensemble, they learn about the sustainable architecture and vinification and enjoy works of art at the same time. Select artists have created works that offer an interpretation of the dialogue between nature and culture.

CASÒN Bianco & CASÒN Rosso

Thanks to the experience gathered over the last thirty years, we now have a number of exciting and more resistant grape varieties at our disposal, which are the foundation of our two Casòn Hirschprunn wines.

Philosophy

Discover more about our holistic approach that takes account of the connections between nature, humankind and culture, technology, tradition and modernity.

Cellar

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