MAURITIUS LAGREIN-MERLOT Südtirol • Alto Adige DOC 2020
This cuvée of Lagrein and Merlot combines fruit and structure, tannins and elegance. The name of the wine is the Latin form of San Maurizio, a village near Gries whose warm soils are the key to this wine.
Lagrein and Merlot
Warm fertile alluvial soils in San Maurizio/Gries near Bolzano at 250 meters a.s.l.
End of September to middle of October
After traditional fermentation of the must in wooden vats, the young wine matures for about a year in French barriques and large wooden barrels.
Color: dark garnet
Aroma: concentrated fruit aromas of ripe berries, mildly spicy notes and hints of cocoa
Taste: dense and complex with elegant tannins and a persistent aftertaste
Substantial dishes with grilled dark meats, game, wildfowl and spicy hard cheeses
Alcohol: 14 % vol
Residual sugar: 2,2 g/l (Depending on the year, the value may vary slightly)