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Tenutae Lageder Lowengang 2008

Tenutae Lageder Lowengang 2008

750ML    
Sku: P57220

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
Full-bodied and structured, the wine shows touches of vanilla, roasted almonds and a delicate creaminess from extended lees aging.

Technical notes
The 30-65 year old vines are planted on sand, gravel and limestone soils. Barrel fermented and aged for 11 months on its lees in French oak barriques (50% new).

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Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine

Reg. $49.99

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