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Antheos - St. Magdalener Classico

Wine name:Antheos - St. Magdalener Classico

Appellation:ALTO ADIGE SANTA MADDALENA CLASSICO DOC

Zone:Santa Maddalena (province of Bolzano)

Cru:Hohe Leiten

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.7

Blend:Schiava gentile, Schiava grigia, Schiava Tschaggel, Schiava media, various ancient biotypes of Schiava and of Lagrein

Vineyard age (year of planting):Schiava gentile, Schiava grigia, Schiava Tschaggel, Schiava media, various ancient biotypes of Schiava and of Lagrein 2009,2011

Soil Type:sandy and gravelly soil with residual porfiric soil of glacial origin

Exposure:South

Altitude:250 meters above sea level

Colour:Intense ruby red

Nose:Ripe red underbrush berries, elegant aromatic notes

Flavour:full bodied, with elegant and persistent spicy notes, supple tannins that blend into the elegant fruity notes

Serving temperature (°C):15-17

Match with:Mediterranean appetizers, rabbit, lamb, game

Average no. bottles/year:4,000

Notes:

In 2009 Christian Plattner planted a misture of clones taken from historical vines that went back to the times of his great grandparents. This is a unique wine, rich in history and tradition. It was released on the market in 2010

Vinification and ageing

20% of the mass ferments with the stems, long maceration with the skins. The wine matures in large oak casks

Wine Producer

WALDGRIES

Website:http://www.waldgries.it

Address:S. Giustina, 2 39100 Bolzano BZ

Owner: Christian Plattner

Year of establishment:1970

Total annual production:60000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):7.5

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):2.25ha Lagrein 2.25ha Moscato rosa/Rosenmuskateller 0.75ha Sauvignon Blanc 2.25ha Schiava

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:End of September - first decade of October

Agronomist:Christian Plattner

Oenologist:Christian Plattner

History

The estate, which is in the classical zone of Sankt Magdalena, exists since the XII century and was originally owned by a monastery. The property was purchased by the grandfather of the present owner who used to sell wine in bulk. Wine started being bottled in 1970. Indigenous varietals of Alto Adige - Pink Muscat. Schiava (Vernatsch) and Lagrein - are grown together with a small quantity of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Bianco.

Awards

2015 vintage: Gambero Rosso 2015 Guide: 3 bicchieri, L'Espresso Guide classified among "100 vini da comprare" (100 wines to buy)

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Borgo degli Albizi 10,
50122 - Firenze, Italy

Tel. +39 055 200311
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