A wine to savour slowly

Castel Campan


Our finest Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend worthy of time and attention. Consummate harmony, peaking only after 10 years’ bottle ageing. Concentrated to the quick.

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc 65 %, Merlot 35 %

Site and soil

The “Tatzenschrot” site in the Manincor estate, a south-east facing slope at an altitude of 250 m above sea level, is planted with our oldest Merlot vines and is one of the warmest sites in the whole of South Tyrol, predestined for the production of top red wines. The Cabernet Franc comes from the Seehof vineyard where the soils consisting of clay, lime and gravel yield wines with power and finesse.


2020 brought us an early harvest with good qualities and nice quantities. The new shoots appeared not very early, but a very warm spring and a balanced summer were optimal for the development of the vines, so that we already started harvesting on 25 August. During the harvest, there were repeated phases of rain, but with our quickness and our meticulous selection work, we were able to bring very good qualities into the cellar.
From late September to late October, we harvested Cabernet Franc and Merlot according to maturity. The physiological maturity was almost perfect, sugar ma-turity and acidity in an ideal range. A very balanced vintage. The yield per hectare was 39 hl.


Spontaneous fermentation with the skins took place in upright open-top oak vats. The grapes were so healthy that we were able to prolong the skin contact including post fermentation maceration to four weeks in order to extract as many assertive but supple tannins as possible. The wine matured in barriques for twenty months, half of which were new.


3,860 bottles were filled

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 0.8 g/l
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 5.7 g/l

Description and food recommendations

Bright dark purple-red. Red and black berry fruits, oriental spices, leather and tobacco characterise the many-faceted aroma. The assertive tannins give the wine a dense structure and are velvety in the young wine. The potential for development is already apparent and the persistent fruit in the finish most promising.
Enjoy at optimum maturity from 2023 to 2033.
Serve: below room temperature, 60 - 64 °F; in its youth the wine will benefit from decanting; savour from large Bordeaux glasses.
It is best enjoyed as the climax of a festive meal and as a “meditation wine”.

Our claim


Waste management

GL71 Green Glas

PAP21 Other paperboard

FOR51 Corks

Check the regulations of your municipality.
Separate the components and deliver them correctly.

Distributor: Manincor, San Giuseppe al Lago 4, 39052 Caldaro/Italy