TAL 1908 • Südtirol Alto Adige DOC


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Product number: SW20000
TAL 1908 • Südtirol Alto Adige DOC

TAL 1908. Passion and patience provided the perfect foundations for our first Superior cuvées. A lot of energy and experience, knowledge and commitment went into them. They are the result of years of unceasing research, of tireless experimentation by our winemakers and cellar master, to compose the best grapes into a unique pleasure experience.

We have given our Superior red an equally convincing name: TAL 1908, the founding year of the Gries Winery. Its history is bound up with three rivers, but it is the Talvera that has had the profoundest influence. Bolzano is not called Talvera Town for no reason. Its ancient flood plains have given winegrowers very special soils. These alluvial soils on porphyry offer the ideal foundation, especially for Lagrein, but also for Cabernet and Merlot. With its good permeability to water and its mineral deposits, Bolzano’s volcanic porphyry is one of the keys to wines of character.

The bold idea for this red cuvée is an uncompromising composition of three wines, with careful selection in single vineyards – sun-blessed sites in the Bolzano basin cooled by the winds from the Sarentino Valley and selected vines, which are up to 50 years old and subject to strict yield management as with all our top products.

Color Deep shades of garnet with purple highlights. The fullness of the unique composition remains an impenetrable mystery even for connoisseurs.

Nose A symphony of ripe fruits, especially aromas of raspberries, currants and blackberries, with light notes of pepper and cloves combined with hints of cocoa, graphite and licorice in its depths. All in all, the cuvée has the elegance of an artistic fan.

Palate The TAL 1908 bathes the palate in complex harmony. It has a very pleasant, soft finesse balanced by a mineral freshness and pleasant acidity. It is mildly opulent on the finish.

Grape variety
80 % Lagrein, 17 % Cabernet, 3 % Merlot

Cultivating area
Gries, Moritzing

Beginning of May

Harvest date
40th week (beginning of October)

Ageing potential
15 years and more

2,999 bottles

Serving temperature: 16 °C

Yield: 3,500 l per hectare

Alcohol: 14 % vol*

Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l*

Acidity: 5,4 gr/l*

* Depending on the year, the analytical values ​​may vary slightly

Bottle Size: 0,75 l
Red/White: Red Wines