Varieties: 95% Vernatsch + 5% Lagrein as a blended composition; harvested and vinified together;
Cultivation system: Pergola
Cultivation area: South Tyrol, Bolzano,
classic St. Magdalena cultivation area; 280 meters;
A very accessible wine. This wine beguiles with its vibrant ruby red colour and fine harmony between the distinctive fruit, mild acidity and velvety tannins. As a traditional yet simultaneously modern wine, it has long been considered to be a South Tyrolean speciality: it is very adaptable and thus the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes.
We love the CLASSICO because it fits so well into our landscape and our way of life.
The Vernatsch grapes grow in mixed cultivation with approx. 5% Lagrein in moraine deposit soils consisting of quartz porphyry and dolomite and are fermented in stainless steel tanks. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine matures for around six months in stainless steel tanks.
Our ST. MAGDALENER CLASSICO 2009 was the first Vernatsch wine to be awarded Gambero Rosso’s Three Glasses.
Otto Geisel, reference book author and wine critic