Region and soil composition
The vineyards of Manincor and Panholzerhof cling to south-eastern slopes 250 metres above sea level, looking out to sea, and are characterised by a robust, sandy-loamy subsoil. This mixture with limestone gravel and other glacial deposits makes them some of the hottest sites in South Tyrol - ideal for producing excellent red wines.
Each batch was made individually, each undergoing a maceration, partly by natural yeasts already present in the grapes. This process took place gently and quietly, in wooden, concrete and stainless steel tanks, for over ten days, with only one daily soak to give the tannins a fine, delicate structure. The one-year ageing in wooden barrels of various sizes aimed to maximise freshness and finesse.
An intense cherry red, rounded off with soft purple tones.
The 2020 vintage of the Réserve del Conte unfolds a fruity-floral bouquet on the nose, reminiscent of blueberries, sour cherries and wild strawberries, as well as ivy and roses. Subtle earth, porcini mushroom, woody smoke and undergrowth scents add structure and depth in addition to a pronounced graphite note.
On the palate, the wine is fruity, almost filigree and elegant. Its structure is velvety soft and finely polished. A cool-looking wine that awakens the desire to drink and goes perfectly with the tasty, aromatic mountain cuisine that is common in South Tyrol.
Ideal to serve with:
Prawn tagliatelle with crispy Tyrolean bacon, aubergine carpaccio, mild cheese such as Brie or Camembert, served with fresh figs and honey.
Winery Manincor, St. Josef am See 4, 39052 Kaltern / Italy, organic certificate: IT BIO 013