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Alois Lageder Chardonnay 2012

Alois Lageder Chardonnay 750ml 2012      
Sku: 1831316*

Alois Lageder’s great grandfather founded the winery over 150 years ago in Alto Adige, Italy. In 1934, the family acquired the Lowengang estate in Magre and continued adding other prime Alto Adige vineyards. Now in its fifth generation, the company is led by Alois Lageder. His brother-in-law Luis von Dellemann, is the winemaker. Today Lageder owns 185 acres across a variety of mesoclimates. In the higher elevation Alpine climate, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau and Gewurztraminer grow well. Farther downhill, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco find enough warmth. On the valley floor, where temperatures exceed 90F in the summer, red grapes thrive. There are a variety of soils mostly a mix of limestone and clay, with some volcanic porphyry. Lageder divides production into two brands Alois Lageder and Tenutae Lageder. The wines of the Alois Lageder are made from grapes grown in their sustainably farmed estate vineyards and those purchased from respected sustainable growers. Tenutae Lageder wines are made from certified biodynamic estate vineyards belonging to or controlled by the Lageder family.

Tasting notes
A brilliant, straw-yellow color with light green glints, this medium-bodied white offers delicate aromas of subtropical fruits coupled with lively acidity.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 88 points (Feb 28 2014)
A subtle, well-knit white, with lightly juicy acidity and flavors of poached quince, stony mineral, spun honey and orchard blossom that linger on the floral finish. Drink now through 2016. 17,100 cases made. AN

Technical notes
Fruit harvested from vineyards planted on sand and gravel soils with high limestone content in the southern region of Alto Adige. The average age of the vines is 3-69 years old. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on its lees for four months.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Gewurztraminer
Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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