Location and soil
Manincor and Panholzerhof, both south-eastern slopes at 250 m above sea level with lake views, with strong, sandy loam soils, interspersed with limestone gravel and other glacial rock deposits. These vineyards are among the warmest sites in South Tyrol and are predestined for great red wines.
Each batch was pressed separately, always with mash fermentation, partly spontaneously with the grape's own yeasts in wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats. The maceration lasted ten days and was done gently. It was only macerated once a day to obtain fine-grained, filigree tannins. Freshness and finesse are the top priorities. The twelve months of ageing were entirely in wooden barrels of various sizes.
Dense cherry red with delicate purple reflections.
The 2019 Réserve del Conte seduces on the nose with fruity and floral hints of blueberries, sour cherries, wild strawberries, violets, ivy and roses. Fine hints of cinnamon, star anise and vanilla can also be detected after a longer opening. The whole is framed in a deep minerality and stony note reminiscent of graphite.
On the palate, it is fruity, almost light-bodied and elegant. Its structure is velvety and polished. A wine that awakens the desire to drink, best slightly chilled with uncomplicated and down-to-earth cuisine.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Poulard breast with roasted South Tyrolean bacon and pearl barley vegetables
- Lasagne with fried eggplants
- Mild cheeses such as Provolone, Taleggio with figs
Winery Manincor, St. Josef am See 4, 39052 Kaltern / Italy, organic certificate: IT BIO 013