Grape Variety: pure Lagrein, the red baron of vines from South Tyrol who found rich soil in the Valle dei Laghi.
Vineyards: a vineyard over 10 years old, mature and capable of expressing its power, located at 250m above sea level on a calcareous-clayey soil of glacial origin, with the presence of gravel.
Harvest: from mid to late September, depending on the ripening of the grapes and the climatic trend, manual collection and selection.
Harvest year: 2016
Vinification & Aging: shortly after the crushing-destemming, the must undergoes alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in truncated conical French oak vats, subsequently it is decanted into French oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation takes place which lasts for over 20 days, giving the wine a color ruby red and soft tannins. The refinement lasts for over 12 months in the same small French oak barrels in which the malolactic fermentation took place shortly before, the wine is then decanted into steel tanks where it remains until bottling. Finally, it concludes its refinement with a few months in the bottle, integrating the tannins over time, creating a wine, complex, round and full-bodied.
Organoleptic Characteristics: deep ruby red color with garnet hues. A heady scent of cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant surrounded by hints of violet. This is accompanied by a harmonious spicy note and then cocoa, coffee, cloves. A powerful but elegant entry into the mouth, a round, full-bodied palate that envelops with notes of ripe berries and spices. Ripe and tenacious tannin. Long and round finish, which brings to mind the living rock of the Dolomites, the red of the porphyry and the contrast between black and white of the granite.
Tasting & Pairing: we recommend tasting it in large glasses at 16-18 ° C, following adequate decantation. A perfect match for red meats with strong and spicy flavors, even with long cooking such as the priest’s capel, braised meat but also with hard aged cheeses and game.
Further Aging: from 5 to 7 years, with the passage of time it becomes even softer and rounder, making all its complexity appreciated.