Castel Campan – a wine to savour slowly,
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: Merlot 65 %, Cabernet Franc 35 % . – Colour: bright, dark purple. – Aroma and flavour: a many-faceted aroma, reminiscent of red and black berry fruits, oriental spices, leather and tobacco. Its formidable, assertive tannins and concentration provide the wine with tightly-knit concentration and structure; while these qualities may mask some of the wine’s charms in its youth, it is already mellowing and promises to develop into a truly satisfying wine. – 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. – Winemaking: 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. – Serving suggestions: enjoy cool, at 60 – 64 °F, in its youth it will benefit from decanting; serve in large Bordeaux glasses. – Delicious as the climax of a festive dinner or savoured on its own as festive dinner or savoured on its own as a “wine for meditiation”.