Cabernet "LOWENGANG" ALOIS LAGEDER
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For the production of its Löwengang-Cabernet, Alois Lageder uses vineyards cultivated following the method “Carmenère”. The blend is composed by Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This method was set in the vineyard at the beginning of the 20th century, where some vines were 140 years old. It is one of the oldest vineyards of Trentino Alto Adige. To preserve this genetical heritage, the winery decided to reproduce the old vines through their selection and near, they planted some young ones, in order to enlarge the cultivation surface. The grapes are cultivated with biological and dynamic method, certified Demeter. They are cultivated around Löwengang estate, near Magrè. The elevation swings between 230-330 meters on the sea level. The soil is full of sand, gravel and limestone. The vines are between 18 and 100 years old. The harvest is planned in the second half of October. The wine making process starts with spontaneous fermentation and maceration. Maturation and malolactic fermentation are managed in steel while the aging is developed in barriques for 16 months.
Features of Cabernet Löwengang
Cherry red with ruby red reflections. Its scent is characterized by fruit, flowers, spices, leather and dark chocolate. The taste has a good structure underlined by the presence of tannin.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this Chardonnay
It is perfect with red meats, game and cheese. It has to be served at 18° and reaches an alcoholic strength of 13% Vol.