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Tenute Loacker Granfalco IGT Toscano 2004

Member Review by vino in love:

The wine's color was an intense ruby-red with dark cherry-red overtones. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 14%. On the nose, there were aromas of vanilla, black currant, plums, cherry and caramel. A very harmonic bouquet. The oak notes where not too dominant but still present. The palate was interesting as well. I tasted roasted coffee and black fruits. Granfalco was full-bodied and had a complex structure. At first, tannins were a bit aggressive, but as the evening went the more mellow they became. On the palate, Granfalco was dry and complete. The finish was persistently long. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2004-tenute-loacker-granfalco-igt/

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscano

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Color: Red
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South Tyrol's wine history goes back to well beyond the Roman period. Our region was part of the Roman province of Rhaetia and its wines were in high demand among the eternal city's patricians. Now, some 2000 years later our South Tyrolean wines are more popular than ever thanks to a 20 year-long strive to maximise quality in both the vineyard and cellar. This involves drastically reducing vine... Read more
South Tyrol's wine history goes back to well beyond the Roman period. Our region was part of the Roman province of Rhaetia and its wines were in high demand among the eternal city's patricians. Now, some 2000 years later our South Tyrolean wines are more popular than ever thanks to a 20 year-long strive to maximise quality in both the vineyard and cellar. This involves drastically reducing vineyard yields in favour of quality, rigorously selecting grapes and adopting winemaking techniques which express each grape's varietal character to the full. Rainer Loacker chose and decided to follow these principles from the very beginning and gradually introduced biological cultivation methods, in the Schwarhof estate, which was documented as long ago as 1334, and in the nearby Kohlerhof estate. Both are in the heart of the classic St. Magdalena vineyard area. He has been producing superb wines from these vineyards since 1979. Their superlative quality is due on the one hand to the climatic conditions and soils consisting of loess, sand and clay on the steep hillsides overlooking the Bolzano valley basin, and on the other, to toil and perseverance while working consistently in harmony with nature. Lagrein and Vernatsch (Schiava) the varieties indigenous to South Tyrol are grown on the pergola trellising system, while for international varieties the wire frame "guyot" system is used. All red wines are fermented in oak and top quality wines are matured in Barrique. Our excellent white wines are grown in the "Kalter Keller" estate in the Eisacktal valley. It is Rainer Loacker's intention to leave his mark in life through hard work and endurance aimed at creating a source of happiness, satisfaction, a fondness for good company and tranquillity in a glass of wine. Schwarhof has been managed on these principles for 22 years and the impulses it releases stimulate the heart and soul and emanates perfect harmony. Read less

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Snooth User: vino in love
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02/06/2013

The wine's color was an intense ruby-red with dark cherry-red overtones. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 14%. On the nose, there were aromas of vanilla, black currant, plums, cherry and caramel. A very harmonic bouquet. The oak notes where not too dominant but still present. The palate was interesting as well. I tasted roasted coffee and black fruits. Granfalco was full-bodied and had a complex structure. At first, tannins were a bit aggressive, but as the evening went the more mellow they became. On the palate, Granfalco was dry and complete. The finish was persistently long. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2004-tenute-loacker-granfalco-igt/



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