A Wine That
allows us to travel back in time. Quirein 2013 is a take on yet another indigenous, highly underestimated variety: Lagrein. A richer, darker variety than Vernatsch.
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- Winemaker: Pranzegg
Where and How?
The Lagrein for this wine comes from biodynamically farmed vineyards that consist of loamy / sandy soils mixed with volcanic (basalt, granite) sediments. The vines are trained on both Pergola and Gujot systems on some of the farms steepest slopes. Hand harvested grapes that are crushed and fermented in large wooden vats. The majority of grapes are used as whole bunches and pressed after 4 weeks of maceration. Aging takes place in both large open vats as well as used Tonneaux barrels for a minimum of 25 months. Bottled by hand without filtration.
The Winemaker: Pranzegg
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Alto Adige, you’ll find many vineyards; but a massive 95% of the grapes from these vineyards are sold to cooperatives-style wineries. However, in the remaining 5%, you’ll find a slowly-but-surely growing segment of winemakers committed to farming their own grapes and making their own wine.
Two of these winemakers are Martin Gojer and Marion Untersulzner of Pranzegg; committed to every aspect of their 3.5-hectare farm; where you’ll find not just vines, but also sheep, chickens and bees. For them, this isn’t just a job, but a way of life.