Erste + Neue Lagern 2016 - Südtirol, Italy  

Erste + Neue Lagern 2016 - Südtirol, Italy  

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The Story

Sudtirol or South Tyrol is the Provence of Bolzano in the North East of Italy, it is also known by it’s alternative name of Alto Adige. The region is nestled beside the Austrian boarder and has distinct Austrian and German influences. This area is ‘hard core’ in its winegrowing. Think high altitude, enormous mountains, steep terraced vineyards, and particularly intensive winemaking practices that use environment friendly techniques.

Erste meaning ‘first’ and Neue meaning ‘New’ is a wine co-operative founded in 1925 that is current day made up of 400 dedicated wine growers that bring their harvests to the winery each year. 

M+Q Notes

With less than 500ha planted in Alto Adige and probably the world, this ancient local grape variety, Lagrein, is hard to find. This is a very dry style, opening up with black cherry, earthy notes and black pepper. A little rustic, it is tannic and acidic with an electric energy in the mouth making it ideal with food. Decant 30 minutes before serving.

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