Merlot "XV RISERVA" DOC ALOIS LAGEDER
A wine Riserva that enclose all the knowledge of the prestigious winery Alois Lageder. The grapes are cultivated in the south of Magrè, in the vineyard “15”, placed on alluvial lands of Rio Favogna and Adige river. Here the cultivation of Merlot is diffused since 1957. Our main goal is to preserve this historical structure, fully represented in our wines. The warm wind Ora blows through the plants, coming from Garda lake. It guarantees a good ventilation of the vines and makes the structure of this wine much softer. 100% Merlot, cultivated with biological and dynamic method, certified Demeter. The main provenience vineyard is the “Fünfzehner”, in German the number 15, in roman letters XV. Other selected vineyards are around the territory of Magrè, planted on soils of morenic origin rich of clay, rocks, limestone. The age of the vineyards swings between 21 and 57 years old. The harvest starts from 24th September and ends on 3rd October. The wine making process starts then with the spontaneous fermentation. Maturation and malolactic fermentation are managed in steel, while the aging of the wine starts in barriques.
Features of Merlot Riserva XV Alois Lageder
This charming wine has a cherry red colour with ruby red reflections. The perfume has a rich bouquet full of intense aromas: pepper, spices, fruits and vegetable hints. The taste is quite structured, balanced, fresh, bitter, soft, dry. The best aging period lasts from 2 to 8 months.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this Riserva red wine
It represents the tradition of its region. Perfect with veal meat, lamb, game, cheese. It has to be served at 18° C in a wide wine glass to guarantee oxygenation. It reaches an alcoholic strength of 13% Vol