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Hofstätter Lagrein Dunkel Trentino/Alto Adige 2007

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J. Hofstätter:
Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our local vineyards and grape varieties is reflected in our wines more than ever. South Tyrol’s best-known vines are cultivated in the Hofstätter wine estate. We even enjoy the unique privilege of owning vineyards in the finest sites on both sides of the Adige River in southern South Tyrol. However, it... Read more
Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our local vineyards and grape varieties is reflected in our wines more than ever. South Tyrol’s best-known vines are cultivated in the Hofstätter wine estate. We even enjoy the unique privilege of owning vineyards in the finest sites on both sides of the Adige River in southern South Tyrol. However, it is precisely the work in the vineyards which I find the most challenging: decades of monoculture have exhausted the soils, sapped them of their vigour, the vigour which the grapevine needs to stay healthy and unfold its vitality to the full. And today the vine needs vital force more than ever before to withstand the increasingly extreme weather conditions. The word ‘terroir’ is often bandied about, as if it referred to an established factor, while in reality it is subject to the very same fluctuations that the far-sighted winegrower is confronted with in his daily work. He needs to recognise the elementary preconditions necessary for vines to yield superlative, distinctive, unmistakable wines, cultivating, fine-tuning and focusing his methods. This is the only way to enhance the quality of grapes in a vineyard which has always produced excellent fruit. I am striving to attain this without advance knowledge of the extent to which the world-wide ecological challenges are to be surmounted in a small organism such as a vineyard. I am confident that a workable solution will be found! Read less

Editorial Reviews for Hofstätter Lagrein Dunkel Trentino/Alto Adige

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,191
4.50 5
08/09/2010

Lightly smoky on the nose and gently oaky with a backdrop of gently leafy tones to the sweet red currant fruit. On the palate this exhibits a firm bed of fine grained tannins. The mouthfeel is a bit lean and quite focused with mineral and soil driven flavors that lead to a slightly meaty, cherry skin finish. This is a bit small and quite jewel like in the mouth, deserving of some simple food. 91pts


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Snooth User: dip
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5.00 5
01/01/2009

One of the best I've ever tasted! Excellent choice for a New Years Eve dinner.


Snooth User: marytaylor
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2.00 5
09/25/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Hofstätter Lagrein Dunkel Trentino/Alto Adige

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/10/2009

Any way you describe this – Pinot Nero or Blauburgunder – one thing is certain: this is perfect for those who enjoy traditional red Burgundy. It’s delightfully earthy, with beautiful red-berried fruit, almond-peel tannins and playful acidity. Food is a must; something saucy, meaty or gamey would be ideal. Meczan is the vineyard site where you'll find a mixture of soils from clay to limestone.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/16/2009

Leuchtendes Rubin. Zarter Veilchenduft und schwarzer Holunder in der Nase, auch etwas Zedernholz, sehr intensiv. Eine für den Lagrein sehr typische Gaumenaromatik mit Noten von Wildkräutern, Brombeeren, schwarzem Pfeffer, leicht rustikal aber äusserst aromatisch,intensiv und komplex zugleich, sehr noble Tannine, anhaltend.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Auge: strohgelb; Nase: sehr klar, blumiger Duft, warm und anhaltend; Gaumen: ausgewogen, durch die Säure gutes Entwicklungs- und Alterungspotential


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Auge: hellgelb mit zarten grünlichen Reflexen, sehr lebendig und frisch; Nase: im Duft spricht der Wein eine klare Aromensprache mit Anklängen an frische Äpfel, einem Hauch Zitronengras, Holunderblüten und einer Spur Vanille. Sehr angenehm, geht mehr und mehr in die florale Richtung und gewinnt mit etwas Sauerstoff nussige Aromen; Gaumen: lebendig, hat einen frischen Charakter mit einer feingliedrigen, erfrischenden Säure und ausgezeichneter Balance. Die Frucht- und Blütenaromen wiederholen sich im Gaumen und prägen den Wein. Der Abgang ist gut strukturiert und bleibt lang erhalten.


External Review
02/22/2010

J Hofstatter Pinot Nero Meczan 2008 750ml The color is a translucent crimson/ruby. Elegant but concentrated palate, lightish body. Corrupt cherries, a touch of wood. This wine is a total winner and would basically go with anything, but would be best with a rustic, northern italian dish



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