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.
“The Alois Lageder winery in Alto Adige comprises fifty-five hectares of the family’s own vineyards, which are managed on the basis of biodynamic principles. Our holistic approach is reflected in our wine-growing activities, our long-standing relationships with numerous grape growers, and our ambition to create awareness for an agriculture that is in tune with nature.”
The name takes us back to the 17th century and the family of the Barons Gaun, the first owners of the Löwengang estate. In 1934, when Alois III saw the excellent results produced by the Chardonnay grape variety in the dolomitic limestone soil on the Magrè talus cone, he decided to purchase Löwengang. 150 years ago, Chardonnay and other international grape varieties were planted there, such as Cabernet, Carmenère, and Riesling.
On the lees, partly in large casks and partly in stainless steel tanks (approximately 9 months). Spontaneous fermentation.
This mid-weight expression of Chardonnay shows hints of toasted spice or flint that cede to nectarine and soft, fleshy peach. This is an easy and accessible portrait of the grape that shows good precision and crisp sharpness.