The wines of this line are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect in a unique way the remarkable strengths of our individual sites. They are from selected vineyards where wine has been produced for centuries. Vinification occurs in steel tanks or wooden barrels, according to variety, so that they develop complexity and a refined bouquet. Strict quality guidelines, intense manual labour and demanding vineyard care and maintenance make them what they are: select wines that are finely structured and full of character.
As a result of strict grape selection and low yields, South Tyrol’s native Lagrein grape variety has evolved into the Province’s top red. In the vineyard, warm sandy soils are preferred, whilst in the cellar ageing in wood is essential for the RIserva. Only grapes grown in the Bolzano Valley Basin are used to make Lagrein Riserva. The result is a complex red, seductive for its strong structure and varied flavours.
Intense aromas reminiscent of cherries, blackberries and prunes
Soft, complex, powerful
Sites: Selected vineyards in Gries, Leitach and Girlan
Exposure: South/southeast to southwest
Soil: Moraine debris
Training System: 50% Pergola, 50% Guyot
End of September; harvest and grape selection by hand.
Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by about twelve months of development in barrique-tonneaux with malolactic fermentation. After assemblage, further maturation takes place in oak barrels.
Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.4 gr/lt
16 to 18 degrees
8 to 20 years
This Lagrein is recommended as an accompaniment to hearty dishes like braised beef cheek, grilled red meats, game and mature cheeses