Complex aromas of coffee, cocoa and wild berries
Mouth-filling, powerful, chocolaty
Sites: Wangger Farm in Leitach, near Bolzano (260 – 300 m)
Soil: Moraine debris and sandy alluvial soil
Training System: 50% Pergola, 50% Guyot
Mid of October; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in barrique-tonneau. Assemblage takes place after almost a year. The wine is then aged for another six months in big oak barrels.
The Sanct Valentin Lagrein is best served as an accompaniment to intense meat dishes such as loin of ox; it also wonderful with the whole gamut of game dishes as well as with aged cheeses.