2018 Alois Lageder - Porer Pinot Grigio @alois .lageder · ℹ️

2018 Alois Lageder - Porer Pinot Grigio @alois .lageder · ℹ️

7/22/2021, 1:05:13 AM
2018 Alois Lageder - Porer Pinot Grigio @alois .lageder · ℹ️ This wine is from the Alto Adige region of Italy. The wine is 💯 Pinot Grigio. The winery only farms with biodynamic methods of viticulture and encourages other growers to learn about these practices. The vines are 14-31 years old and grow at 230+ meters asl. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts. This wine is a blend of three different winemaking approaches as a way to preserve freshness in the face of climate change. The first approach (60%) is an immediate direct press (the most common expression of Pinot Grigio) of the grapes. In the second approach (20%), the wine stays in contact with the grape skins for 15 hours. The third approach (20%) keeps the wine on the stems and skins for 8 months. These three component wines are blended to give a perception of freshness and liveliness to the wine· 👁 Medium gold color, slight orange hue· 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of peach skin, dried apple, bruised pear, honeycomb, yeast, hay, cinnamon, tarragon, and dried flowers· 👄 The wine is dry, medium acidity, low tannin, medium alcohol (12.5%), and medium+ body. Slight phenolic bitterness on the medium length finish of dried orchard fruit and honeycomb· 🔔 This Pinot Grigio will reset many people's expectations of what is possible in Alto Adige with this grape. It is a perfect example of a winery not resting on its laurels and adapting the spirit of their wine in the face of climate change. Alto Adige Pinot Grigio is known for its crisp acidity, and when you give more warmth to Pinot Grigio, it loses that quickly. Skin contact brings out phenolics that give this wine texture and a touch bit. Fascinating concept and something I am looking forward to tasting over a few vintages· 💰~$25 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #altoadige #aloislageder #pinotgrigio #biodynamicwine #biodynamicfarming #climatechange #pinotgris

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