Raised in its native vineyards

Lagrein Rubatsch

2020

Wine
Colour and aroma which tell of blue woodland berries, velvetiness and length which causes us to forget time. Made from the native Lagrein grape.

Grape variety

Lagrein

Site and soil

Two-thirds of the total come from the “Rubatsch” site at Terlan and one third of the grapes are grown in the “Seehof” site at Kaltern. Rubatsch is a south-west facing site at an altitude of 250 m above sea level where the soils consist of sand mixed with eroded porphyry rock, while the Seehof site overlooking the Lake of Kaltern is likewise situated at an altitude of 250 m with soils comprising sand and clay mixed with limestone gravel. Rubatsch yields wines of subtlety and elegance, while the body and structure derives from the Seehof soils.

Vintage

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. At the end of September we harvested healthy, thick-skinned Lagrein grapes. The physiological ma-turity was almost perfect, sugar maturity and acidity in an ideal range. A very balanced vintage. The yield per hectare was 59 hl.

Winemaking

The fermentation with the skins took place in opentop oak vats started by yeasts naturally occurring on the grapes. Over two weeks the skins were pushed down into the fermenting wine daily as they rose to the surface, enabling us to gently extract colour and tannins. The young wine matured for sixteen months in barriques, of which one in five was new, during which time it developed mellowness and harmony.

Bottled

10,900 bottles were filled

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.6 g/l
Alcohol: 13 % vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 5.6 g/l

Description and food recommendations

Opaque purple in colour. An aroma of dark woodland berry fruits with ripe plum, elderflower syrup and liquorice provide an indication of the complexity this wine will attain with maturity. On the palate it is muscular, velvety and concentrated with assertive but ripe tannins.
Enjoy it at optimum maturity from 2022 to the end of 2027.
Serve: just below room temperature, 60 - 64 °C; in its youth it will benefit from decanting; serve in large Bordeaux glasses.
It is an excellent match for braised and quickly-fried meats, especially game and venison dishes and cheese.

Our claim

Biodynamic
Respekt-BIODYN
Vegan

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

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