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Weingut Larcherhof
Lagrein Süditrol DOC
Alto Adige

Lagrein, an indigenous varietal of Alto Adige, finds itself at home in the sandy soil of Larcherhof. A historic presence on the estate, most of the vines are over 70 years old. However, as new plantings are needed, Larcherhof has begun to make the conversion to the more favorable Guyot trellising for these valley vineyards.

The vines are cared for by hand and the harvest is manual. Larcherhof employs sustainable practices in the field, extremely limiting the use of chemical treatments.


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

Vineyard Location: Rencio-Bolzano (Zona Santa Maddalena)
Orientation: South
Elevation: 850 ft
Vines Planted: 1940 (pergola), 1999 (Guyot)
Trellising: Pergola and Guyot
Yield/Acre: 48 ql
Soil: Light soil, sandy and naturally porphyritic

Vinification
Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 77-82°F in stainless steel using selected yeasts for 12 days, malolactic fermentation

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

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with a touch of garnet
Bouquet: Fruit character with notes of chocolate and vanillaa
Flavor: Excellent body and tannic structure
Pairings: Pairs well with fowl, game, dark meat and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 23,000 bottles