Rosso Leggero 2018
A Wine That
is a light, juicy, energetic style of red wine; a sort of nod to the vins de soif of the French natural wine movement (think Beaujolais...) but unmistakably Italian at heart. There's a wild, herbal, almost minty side to this wine that makes us dream of great Italian cuisine. Get your pasta cookbook ready!
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- Winemaker: Pranzegg
Where and How?
This is biodynamically farmed Schiava and Lagrein; the two renowned indigenous varieties from the Alto Adige wine region. As it's a vineyard they recently converted to organics, they felt the grapes needed some time before they could make full extended-maceration red wine from them. But alas, this cuvée was born, hearts were captured, and they're not looking back.
This is a unique invention - direct-press juice of the Schiava and Lagrein is naturally fermented on the skins of their white wine, Caroline. This gives a little more tannin; but as it's from white grapes, it doesn't add too much body. Hence, this is a wine with the scent and colour of red wine, but tastes a little more like skin-fermented white wine.
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.