Lagrein Riserva Furggl

Grapes

Lagrein – Alto Adige DOC

Yield per hectare

45 hl

Recommended pairings

Hearty red meat dishes, game, sharp cheeses

Serving temperature

18 °C (64 °F)

Cellaring

10 years and above

Price on request

Lagrein Riserva Furggl

Origin

This wine, full of character, comes from selected individual vineyards stocked with vines grafted to slow growing rootstock and trained on wire trellises (Guyot).

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The extraordinary quality of our Riserva stems from grapes grown under the best conditions on the loamy soils in the community of Ora with tender care of the vineyards.

Lagrein Riserva Furggl

Vinification

The stems are removed from the grapes immediately upon arrival.

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After one day of cool maceration in order to improve the fruit bouquet, the wine is fermented at a constant temperature of 28 – 30 °C (82 – 86 °F) for about 10 days. During fermentation, the must is kept in regular contact with the skins through circulation pumping and gentle pressure from below. In this way, we achieve ideal results with the coloring from the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine. After two gentle rackings, the wine is ready for a lengthy process of maturation which is played out in various phases in wooden barrels. Only after 6 months in large oak barrels, following blending, 12 months in small casks of French oak (barriques), followed by 6 additional months of aging in the bottle, does this wine find its way into the hands of the buyer who, although now in possession of an adequately aged and balanced wine which can be enjoyed immediately, will nevertheless be able to impart the Lagrein Riserva additional completeness with several years of cellaring.