Let's put our focus on two remarkable places, Rubatsch Terlan and the Seehof in Kaltern. The former, a south-western slope at 250 metres above sea level, offers a sandy soil on weathered porphyry. The Seehof, also at an altitude of 250 metres, shines with a picturesque lake view and loamy limestone gravel. The taste symphony of Rubatsch's finesse and elegance and Seehof's power and structure is thus pre-programmed.
Processing and maturation
After the grapes were fermented naturally with their own yeasts, they were allowed to macerate in wooden vats for a fortnight. This meticulous process, which included daily submersion of the marc, allowed for gentle extraction of colour and tannins. A sixteen-month maturation in oak barrels, of which only every fifth was new, completed the process.
The wine presents a dense violet red, revealing a black core that gently lightens towards the edges.
Our 2020 Lagrein Rubatsch unfolds an intense bouquet of blackberries, elderberries and sour cherries, rounded off by nuances of vanilla and diverse herbal aromas such as rosemary, thyme and ivy. Its fragrant and deep aroma is accompanied by peaty accents and hints of the finest dark chocolate, combined with a fresh youthful note.
On the tongue, one senses fresh and youthful tannins that are harmoniously embedded in the dark and juicy fruit. It is already convincing as an extremely enticing wine that fascinates with its salty minerality and spiciness, as well as dark, youthful fruit. It harmonises ideally with strong meat and braised dishes.
Alternative food recommendations
Try it with an exquisite chickpea curry with toasted almonds and coriander, roasted lamb chops with carrots and cumin, or with succulent roast meat with wild mushrooms and red wine sauce.
Winery Manincor, St. Josef am See 4, 39052 Kaltern / Italy, organic certificate: IT BIO 013