Erbhof Unterganzner Lagrein Riserva 2008 Front Label
Erbhof Unterganzner Lagrein Riserva 2008 Front Label

Erbhof Unterganzner Lagrein Riserva 2008

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    Erbhof Unterganzner, Italy
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    The Erbhof Unterganzner was purchased by Simon Mayr in 1629 and the dedication and devotion to winemaking has been passed down for over ten generations. It is located above the Isarco River near the town of Bolzano in the predominantly German-speaking region of Trentino-Alto Adige in the north of Italy. Vintners in the area focus on unique local varieties such as Schiava, Kerner, and Lagrein. Despite its northern longitude, Alto Adige enjoys the warm summers and long autumns ideal for optimal ripening due to its valley location.

    Located at an altitude of 285 meters above sea level, Unterganzner benefits from its proximity to the Isarco River. The higher altitude provides excellent air circulation, which optimizes vine and grape health. Loose alluvial soil gives ideal drainage, as well as warming quickly in the spring, promoting flowering and fruit set. These conditions combine for advantageous vineyard siting, and the location is ideal for growing the traditional grapes of the area. The estate specializes in Lagrein, Lagreiner Kretzer, St. Magdalener, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Kerner.

    The estate is now under the management of Josephus Mayr, who has been responsible for modernizing some of the winemaking practices, most importantly ending the use of herbicides and artificial fertilizers. This, combined with a modified Pergola system of trellising, has resulted in lower yields of more concentrated fruit. For the current generation quality is more important than quality, but tradition remains central, as Mayr also continues to grow figs, chestnuts, and olives on the property.

    The Unzterganzner Estate is part of the South Tyrolean Quality Wine Estates, a group of ambitious wine growers who share their viticultural and cultivation technology. This long-term blending of tradition and advancement has earned the Myer family a name as excellent stewards of Alto Adige’s past while preserving quality and looking towards the future.

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    A mountainous northern Italian region heavily influenced by German culture, Trentino-Alto Adige is actually made up of two separate but similar regions: Alto Adige and Trentino.

    Trentino, the southern half, is primarily Italian-speaking and largely responsible for the production of non-native, international grapes. There is a significant quantity of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Merlot produced. But Trentino's native and most unique red variety, Teroldego, while still rare, is gaining popularity. It produces a deeply colored red wine rich in wild blackberry, herb, coffee and cocoa.

    The rugged terrain of German-speaking Alto Adige (also referred to as Südtirol) focuses on small-scale viticulture, with great value placed on local varieties—though international varieties have been widely planted since the 1800s. Sheltered by the Alps from harsh northerly winds, many of the best vineyards are at extreme altitude but on steep slopes to increase sunlight exposure.

    Dominant red varieties include the bold, herbaceous Lagrein and delicate, strawberry-kissed, Schiava, in addition to some Pinot Nero.

    The primary white grapes are Pinot grigio, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc, as well as smaller plantings of Sauvignon blanc, Müller Thurgau. These tend to be bright and refreshing with crisp acidity and just the right amount of texture. Some of the highest quality Pinot grigio in Italy is made here.

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    Incredibly concentrated and uncommonly sturdy in character, Lagrein has roots in the Alto Adige area and has recently experienced a great renaissance in popularity. While the climate is cool there, the sun is intense on the region’s steep slopes. Warm hillsides near the bustling city of Bolzano create the perfect environment for the production of intense reds from Lagrein. Somm Secret— Lagrein Kretzer (German) or Rosato (Italian) is the spicy rosé version, which is delicious with smoked fish and white meat.

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