The Lagrein Riserva Vigna “Castel Ringberg” encourages repeated nosing for cranberry, currant, cherry, chocolate and delicate tobacco aromas.
Tannins are velvety, and a fresh, spicy, mineral character can be found in the long finish.”
Proudly, the Renaissance castle built by the Habsburg dynasty in 1620 rides the waves of the
surrounding vineyards. At about 20 hectares, the Vigna “Castel Ringberg” is Elena Walch’s
– and most likely also Alto Adige’s – largest single vineyard. The moderately steep vineyards
of moraine, mostly chalky but also loamy and sandy soils allow optimal cultivation for
the production of unique, varietal terroir wines. Due to the mild climate influenced by the
nearby lake and the ideal altitude of about 330 m, year after year, grapes of the best quality
are delivered to the cellar in Tramin, where the wines are pressed and aged.
Must fermentation for approximately 10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then being bottle aged for several months before being released. Since 2015, a state-of-the-art fermentation cellar has allowed the grapes to be processed with the utmost care, with whole-grape processing using via gravity fed technology. A highly sensitive destemmer and the gentle transport of the grapes by means of a specialized container, „cuvon”, which runs on rails, prove to be very gentle on the grapes and preserve their high quality. The state-of-the-art building is certainly unique in Alto Adige, and is probably one of the most modern fermentation cellars in Italy to produce great red wines of excellence
Maturation for 20 months in French oak barriques.
Deep garnet red color
Venison and game, red meat and cheeses