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Bottega Vinaia
Lagrein
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino
Grape Varieties100% Lagrein
AppellationTrentino DOC
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BackgroundEstate-bottled Bottega Vinaia is the outcome of a vision by lead winemaker Anselmo Martini at the widely recognized Cavit winery. Starting in the early 1990s, Martini sought to explore the optimum potential of a handful of extraordinary vineyards in northern Italy Trentino region that, year after year, consistently produce the highest quality grapes. This select group of family-farmed vineyards is the source of Bottega Vinaia, an exceptional line of artisan wines that reflects the authentic qualities of specific vineyard sites in the Trentino terroir. Thanks to Anselmo Martinis passion and tireless drive, Bottega Vinaia has swiftly joined the ranks of Italy's top-notch premium wine producers.
VinificationThe “red” vinification of Lagrein (Dunkel in the local Germanic dialect) is conducted at a temperature of 80 -82 F, with a long maceration period on the lees in small stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, where the wine ages for about 12 months. It is then transferred into small oak casks to rest for six months until bottling.
ColorIntense ruby red
NoseComplex, with strong scents of vanilla, violets and wild berries, tending to musk and burnt wood with aging
PalateWell-structured & balanced, with a harmony between tannins & acidity that renders it soft & velvety with a persistent finish.
Serving SuggestionsServe at a cool room temperature with roasted red meats and other robust entrées