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. 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.

Pinot Grigio, also called Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris, is currently the most commonly cultivated white wine variety in Alto Adige. The sites subject to Mediterranean influences around Magrè and Salorno have predominantly chalky soils with a high sand and gravel content and are perfect for cultivating this grape variety from the noble Pinot family.

Tasting Notes

Aged partly in steel and partly in big wooden barrels, the 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Porer (an organic and biodynamic wine) shows tinges of amber and copper that make for a so-called “ramato” styled white (or rosé). The bouquet is expressive and bright with peach, ripe apple and a spicy hint of curry leaf or saffron. The lean-bodied wine shows good depth and dimension and ends with extra structure and a drying hint of crushed mineral. You might pair it with a shrimp étouffée. [91 Points, Monica Larner – September 2021]