Let us look at the wine from the vineyard
Characterised by the distinctive terroir of South Tyrol, this wine presents itself with notes of loamy sand and volcanic elements. Its home are steep slopes with simple pergolas and gujot systems of cultivation, spreading out in multi-layered morenic deposits. Here, the wine finds a particularly deep and well-drained soil.
On the process of production
True to the principles of biodynamic cultivation, this wine was created without the use of machines. After each grape was painstakingly harvested by hand, they entered a spontaneous fermentation in a wooden fermentation rack - completely without temperature control and with 100% the ingredients. After four weeks, unfiltered and unfined, it spent its post-fermentation on the skins. The wine was also bottled by hand.
The aesthetic perception
Its colour is a deep, dark red that lightens only minimally to purple at the rim.
Caresses the nose
The 2018 vintage literally surprises the senses - peat, tar and truffle meld with accents of liquorice and dark chocolate. The aroma closes with sweet tones of blueberries and cassis liqueur, underpinned by a myriad of wild herbs and deep minerality.
A feast for the palate
In your mouth, the wine literally explodes - with an abundance of dark fruit, expressive but ripe tannins and a long-lasting finish. Intense and wild - rarely has a Lagrein shown such strong expression. Chill it a little and enjoy its excellent ageing and development potential, especially in combination with red meat and game dishes or even earthy vegetarian dishes.
Matching food suggestions
Why not try a roasted beetroot with walnut oil and a salad of fresh wild herbs. For the meat lovers, we recommend saddle of venison with cranberries, red cabbage and bread dumplings. Or how about a beef tagliata served with root vegetables and potato noodles roasted in rosemary?
Pranzegg Winery, Via Kampenner 8, 39100 Bolzano / Italy