The Lageder family harvests fruit for this wine from the 20-acre Römigberg vineyard, where the pergola-trained schiava vines (some planted in 1945) are farmed biodynamically on soils of dolomitic limestone and loamy moraine deposits. The wine opens with a burst of juicy red berry flavor brightened by notes of orange pith. Mouthwatering acidity drives the wine, and calls for a match with spicy sausage or salumi.
Alois Lageder 2017 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Römigberg
Read more about schiava in Stephanie Johnson’s feature from our August issue.
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