Sea level: 350 m
Soil: deep, sandy porphyry weathered soilSlope gradient: 30−40 %
Cultivation system: Pergel
Age of vines: 45-95 years
Grape harvest: end of September
Types: 95 % Vernatsch 5 % Lagrein
Vinification: Maceration for 12 hours, with subsequent fermentation in stainless steel tank with mash contact for 8 - 10 days.
Maturation: Biological malolactic fermentation with subsequent storage in French tonneau barrels (second/ third wines) until April.
Colour: Clear ruby red with violet hues
Fragrance: Distinctive sense of sour cherry and subtle fragrance of red currant. An initial aroma of slightly smoky wood which transforms into a mild mocha and dark chocolate aroma, leading to the formation of a pleasant bitter almond bouquet with a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Fruit-supporting acidity lends the wine excellent freshness and drinkability. The young tannin is characterized by the sense of 70 % dark chocolate on the palate. A filigree, genuine taste, well-structured with a long aftertaste, and tender on the palate.
Recommended with the following dishes: This wine is excellent with classical south Tyrolean ‘Brettlmarende‘, bacon dishes and Carne Salada. Also outstanding with game, summer pasta dishes and hard cheese.
Ideal drinking maturity: until 2025Serving temperature: 10 – 12 °C
St. Magdalene “Malanders”
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St. Magdalene “Malanders” received 91 Points in the Falstaff Wine Guide, the most highly read life-style publication in Austria.