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Weingut Larcherhof
St. Magdalener Classico Süditrol DOC
Alto Adige

The 70 years old vine stocks of the “Larcherhof”, which are used to produce the St. Magdalena vine, are composed of the traditional Schiava clones of the Klein-, Mitter-, Edel-, Tschaggele- and Grauvernatsch and give the St. Magdalena its typical and special aromas. While many of these clones are no longer in use in the area, Larcherhof believes this living clonal museum gives the wine a unique, authentic character.

While regulations require that no more than 10% of the blend be Lagrein, Larcherhof only uses 2-3%, thanks to the concentration of the old vine fruit.


Owner: Egger-Spögler Family
Website: www.weingut-larcherhof.eu
Winemaker: Hans and Eduard Spögler
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Schiava, Lagrein

Vineyard Location: Rencio-Bolzano (Zona Santa Maddalena)
Orientation: South
Elevation: 850 ft
Vines Planted: 1940
Trellising: Pergola
Yield/Acre: 48 ql
Soil: Light soil, sandy and naturally porphyritic

Vinification
Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 77°F in stainless steel, using selected yeasts, malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Aged in stainless steel and then transferred to 25 hl neutral French oak barrels before bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Fruit nose with floral notes
Flavor: Fresh with a pleasant structure
Pairings: Ideal with first courses, speck, fish, red meats and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 9,000 bottles