KALTERN LAGO DI CALDARO 'PFARRHOF'
Characteristic: Red wine, dry
Denomination: Alto Adige Lago di Caldaro Classico Superiore DOC
Grape: Vernatsch 95%, Lagrein 5%
Terroir: Selected vineyards with old vines and south exposition at 230 – 500 meters above sea level. Heat absorbing, loamy, chalky gravel.
Vinification: Fermentation on the skins at a temperature of 25 °C, 10 days extended maceration, malo-lactic fermentation and a six-month aging on the fine lees in stainless steel and large casks.
Description: A warm climate and well-drained chalky, gravelly soils offer the best conditions for growing full, rich red wines. Low yields and a careful cellaring in large oak casks parlays a meltingly smooth character to the wine. The color of rubies, its interesting bouquet of violets paired with a round, harmonious taste of bitter almonds, combine to make this wine an unusually sophisticated representative of its kind.
Food Pairing: This wine is ideal as an aperitif, an accompaniment to appetizers, or to typical Tyrolean fare such as speck and sausage, but also to lighter meats and mild cheeses.
Serving temperature: 14-16°C