Lagrein Riserva DOC Gries Terlano
This fantastic wine of the Terlano winery represents one of the most important Reserve wine of the company produced by local grapes from Trentino Alto Adige cultivated on alluvial grounds that cover the Gries quarter in Bolzano which is a favorable soil to cultivate the Lagrein grapes. This practice is certified in a written of 1379. The Lagrein Gries Riserva DOC Terlano wine is remarkable for its mixed berries aroma but also for its aromatic body which is also full, balanced and structured. The denomination of this wine is the DOC Alto Adige and it is produced with 100% Lagrein grapes. The grapes harvest is made manually and it follows the bunches racking off and the slow fermentation under temperature control with the delicate handling of the must in stainless steel tanks. Finally the malolactic fermentation and the aging which lasts 12 months. This last part takes place for a 70% in big wood tuns and the remaining 30% in barrels. For the barrel aging are used a third of new barrels. Before three months from the commercialization the wine is assembled and bottled. The “Gries” Riserva DOC of the Terlano Winery comes from the grapes cultivated in Bolzano on soils located at 250-500 meters above the sea level. The exposition is South, South-west and the slopes have an inclination of 35%.
Characteristics of the Lagrein "Gries" Riserva Doc wine
The Lagrein Greis Riserva DOC has a ruby red color almost garnet with a delicate violet hint. The bouquet revels mineral and territory aromas which are perfectly matched with the fruity aromas especially of blackcherry and prune jam. The taste reminds the perfume in contraposition to a peat hint, which gives an aromatic and soft flavor and an articulated and complex fullness.
Suggested pairings with the red wine Lagrein "Gries" Riserva Doc
The perfect match is with roasted chamois with roots vegetables or the braised veil calf with roots vegetables. It has to be served at 16°-18°C in wide wine glasses to help the oxygenation.