Location: Bozen Rentsch, Bozen GriesSea level: 270 – 290 m
Soil: deep, loamy alluvial soil
Slope gradient: 10−15 %
Cultivation system: Guyot
Age of vines: 25 years
Grape harvest: start – mid October
Type: 100 % Lagrein
Vinification: Maceration for 12 hours, with subsequent fermentation in stainless steel tank with mash contact for 10 – 12 days.
Maturation: Biological malolactic fermentation with subsequent storage in French Barrique barrels (20 % new wood) (80 % second – third wines) until the end of March.
Colour: Intensive garnet red with violet hues
Fragrance: Distinctive nuances of dark berries combined with delicate violets, fine bouquet of leather leading to a sense of refreshing eucalyptus fragrance.
Taste: A very gentle, smooth tannin caresses the palate. A mild roasting aroma with a hint of pepper. The fresh acidity lends a fruity taste on the palate. Elegant, juicy and smooth presence and prolonged aftertaste.
Recommended with the following dishes: This wine is excellent with red meat, wild game and mature mountain cheese.
Ideal drinking maturity: up to 2025Serving temperature: 14 – 16 °C
Lagrein DOC “Scharfegg”
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Lagrein DOC “Scharfegg” received 92 Points in the Falstaff Wine Guide, the most highly read life-style publication in Austria.