Grape variety: Lagrein in purity, the red baron of the vines from South Tyrol who found rich soil in the Valle dei Laghi.
Vineyards: A 15-year-old vineyard, mature and capable of expressing its power, located at 250m above sea level on a soil of calcareous-clayey glacial origin, with the presence of gravel and porphyry and granite substrate.
Harvest: From mid to late September, depending on the ripening of the grapes and the climatic trend, manual collection and selection.
Vinification & Aging: Shortly after the crushing-destemming, the must undergoes alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in truncated conical French oak vats, is subsequently racked into small French oak barrels where it carries out the malolactic fermentation which lasts for over 20 days, giving the wine a ruby red color and a soft tannin. 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 racked into steel tanks where it remains until bottling. Finally, it finishes its refinement with a further 6 months in the bottle, integrating the tannins with the passage of time, creating a wine, round and full-bodied complex.
Organoleptic Characteristics: Deep ruby red color with garnet hues. An intoxicating 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 yet elegant entry in the mouth, a round, full-bodied palate that wraps with notes of ripe berries and spices. Ripe and tenacious tannin. Long and round finish, which reminds the living rock of the Dolomites, the red of porphyry and the contrast between black and white of the granite.
Tasting & Pairing: We recommend tasting in large glasses at 16-18 ° C, following adequate decanting. A perfect match for red meats with strong, spicy flavors, also with long cooking like the capel del priest, braised meat but also with hard mature 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.