Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio 2020
Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio
Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio is brilliant straw yellow with a green shimmer. Quite pronounced and expressive aroma with flowery and somewhat spicy notes. Rich flavoured in the mouth, with a slight smokiness at the back and a good, fresh finish.
The family estate Alois Lageder is a synonym for the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking, for a sustainable, holistic corporate philosophy, and for a wide spectrum of cultural and artistic activities. Founded in 1823, and now directed by Alois Lageder and Alois Clemens Lageder, representing the fifth and sixth generation of family ownership, the estate combines tradition and innovation.
“Quality results from a large number of single and often tiny details,” says Alois Lageder. “In our daily dealings with wine, we are first of all concerned with respecting the harmonious interaction of many different factors, and with working in accord with nature.” The roots of our estate goes back to 1823, when Johann Lageder laid the foundations in Bolzano of the activities in which we are involved today. Winemaking has been a part of the history of the Lageder family for more than a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that period of time we have always been committed to the highest standard of quality.
The principles of holistic thinking and sustainability guide everything we do in our vineyards and estate. Respect for nature is our highest priority and is expressed through our commitment to biodynamic agriculture. We carefully and consistently attempt to take the best possible advantage of the characteristics and special features of every individual locale. The Alto Adige region offers an enormous variety of sites, exposures, soils and microclimates, and thus the best prerequisites for highly individual wines, marked by distinctive terroir. Work in the vineyards is guided by the cycles and forces of nature, from the initial planting of the grapevines to choosing the right moment for harvest. The vineyards that belong to the family (about fifty hectares) located at Magrè, Cortaccia, Termeno and Caldaro are cultivated with biodynamic methods, controlled and certified by the Demeter Association. The Lindenburg vineyard at Bolzano and the Krafuss vineyard at S. Michele/Appiano are in conversion.
The close cooperation with contracted growers is a fundamental component of our company history. In many cases we have worked with these vintners on a contract basis for many years. We have sought out vintners whose vineyards offer ideal conditions for particular grape varieties. Our collaborations are governed by strict quality criteria, mutual respect and the regular sharing of experiences and information.