Terlano Lagrein Riserva 'Gries'
Characteristic: Red Wine, dry
Denomination: Alto Adige DOC
Grape Variety: 100% Lagrein
Terroir: sandy-stony, well-drained soils at Terlano, Orientation: South - Southwest
Vinification: Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months partly in big wooden barrels (70%) and partly in barriques using one third new barrels (30%); blending three months before bottling.
Description: Color: deep ruby to garnet red with a delicate shimmer of violet Smell: The aroma reveals earthy, minerally notes masterfully underpinned with fruit components, with morello cherry and plum jam dominating. Taste: These peaty, spicy and yet velvety fruit notes also intrigue the palate, where this Lagrein Riserva presents itself with multilayered opulence and great complexity.
Pairings: Combines well with roast chamois with root vegetables and with veal cheeks braised in Lagrein and served with root vegetables.
Produced and bottled by Cantina Terlano - Terlano - Italy