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Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 2012

Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 750ML 2012      
Sku: 50845

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 refreshing, light-bodied wine with notes of sweetwhite florals, ripe orchard peaches and apples. Balanced acidity leads to a mouthwatering finish.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 88 points (Feb 28 2014)
A mouthwatering white, showing bright acidity and good focus throughout. The flavors of green pear, crunchy white peach, apple blossom and fresh ginger are underscored by a clean stony note. Drink now through 2016. 4,500 cases made. AN

Technical notes
From 5-35 year old vines planted in northern Trentino at 980-1,650 feet on sand, gravel and limestone soil. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged on its fine lees for three months.

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Italy
Trentino-Alto Adige
Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Alto Adige
delle Venezie
Trentino
Regional Varietals:
Chardonnay
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Gris
Regional Wineries:
Cantina Durer-Weg
Cavit
Peter Zemmer
Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Grape Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Type: Still wine
 
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