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Aromatic Traminer
A product originally from Termeno, an area in Alto Adige with a high concentration of vineyards, the Traminer is considered as the king of Italian wines. It is a renowned wine which can be accompanied with all the most prestigious cuisine.
It is the most refined amongst the Italian white wines. The vine seems to be originally from Alsace and the Palatinate, where it was harvested since the 16th century, even if the name it is universally known for, Traminer, is linked to its land of origin in Termeno, a town in Alto Adige. Probably, during the Hapsburg empire, the vine was brought to the South Tyrol and it grew in ideal conditions.
This highly prestigious wine with name of origin controlled (DOC), is mostly harvested with a pergola cultivation, it is harvested towards the end of September and it is left to refine for eight months before being bottled.


Vineyard
Traminer
Color
Straw-coloured
Fragrance
Unique and aromatic, with nuances of rose, muscat, currant
Taste
Fresh and nicely acidulous, with a bitter almond aftertaste
Alcoholic content
11, 5°
Temperature
10°-12° C
Best with
Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres of a refined cuisine: fish dishes, tasteful cheese



Lagrein of Gries
Originally from Val Lagarina, to which it owes its name, it is produced in two different versions, rosé, called Lagrein Kretzer, or red, called Lagrein Dunkel.
The Lagrein is a native vine, called Lagarino in ancient times because it came from the Val Lagarina.
Plinius credits it with the recovery of the proconsul of Asia Messalla Potito. It is one of the most distinctive DOC wine in Alto Adige, with particularly prestigious productions in the Gries and Dorf areas, in the outskirts of Bolzano, which can be certified as Lagrein of Gries-Grieser, Lagrein or Lagrein aus Gries. The Lagrein wine can be made rosé (Lagrein Rosato or Lagrein Kretzer) and red (Lagrein Scuro or Lagrein Dunkel).


Vineyard
Lagrein
Color
Ruby-red with cherry-red reflections
Fragrance
Fresh with slight cherry taste
Taste
Dry, tasteful and slightly fruity
Alcoholic content
11, 5°
Temperature
14-15° C
Best with
Speck, knödel, mushrooms, game



Sylvaner
The Sylvanier, produced in the Inarco Valley, using only the vine with the same name, is the ideal wine for prestigious appetizers.
There are contrasting theories about the origins of this wine. Some think it comes from the vines in the Rhine Valley. Certainly, it is a vine brought in the Isarco Valley between the 18th and the 19th century, during the period of most intense trade inside the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today, the Cantina Sociale Valle Isarco is the first producer of this wine, even though the DOC certification allows the production all over the territory in the province of Bolzano suitable for wine-growing. The Sylvanier grapes are diffused all over Europe, mainly in the German area where it is known as Silvaner, Gruner Silvaner and Frankenriesling; it can also be found in Bohemeia and Croatia, called Arvine Grande in the swiss Valais form where, as Petite Arvine, it was also brought to Valle d'Aosta.


Vineyard
Sylvaner
Color
Straw-coloured with green nuances
Fragrance
Slightly acidulous, with ripe peach and green apple aromas
Taste
Dry and fresh, delicate aftertaste
Alcoholic content
10,5°
Temperature
8-10° C
Best with
Seafood