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Tenutae Lageder Lagrein Merlot Beta Delta 2009

Tenutae Lageder Lagrein Merlot Beta Delta 2009

Sku: 042398

Alois Lageder’s great grandfather founded the winery over 150 years ago in Alto Adige, Italy. In 1934, the family acquired the Lowengang estate in Magre and continued adding other prime Alto Adige vineyards. Now in its fifth generation, the company is led by Alois Lageder. His brother-in-law Luis von Dellemann, is the winemaker. Today Lageder owns 185 acres across a variety of mesoclimates. In the higher elevation Alpine climate, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau and Gewurztraminer grow well. Farther downhill, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco find enough warmth. On the valley floor, where temperatures exceed 90F in the summer, red grapes thrive. There are a variety of soils mostly a mix of limestone and clay, with some volcanic porphyry. Lageder divides production into two brands Alois Lageder and Tenutae Lageder. The wines of the Alois Lageder are made from grapes grown in their sustainably farmed estate vineyards and those purchased from respected sustainable growers. Tenutae Lageder wines are made from certified biodynamic estate vineyards belonging to or controlled by the Lageder family.

Tasting notes
Medium to full-bodied with aromas of red and black berries paired with floral, minerals and black pepper.

Technical notes
Grapes from vineyards in Magre, Salorno and Pochi are planted on sand, gravel and limestone. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine aged for 18 months in small French oak (50%) and large Slavonian oak (50%) barrels.

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