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Alois Lageder Muller Thurgau 2012

Alois Lageder Muller Thurgau 750ml 2012   
Sku: 1823308

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Alois Lageder’s great grandfather founded the winery over 150 years ago in Alto Adige, Italy. In 1934, the family acquired the Lowengang estate in Magre and continued adding other prime Alto Adige vineyards. Now in its fifth generation, the company is led by Alois Lageder. His brother-in-law Luis von Dellemann, is the winemaker. Today Lageder owns 185 acres across a variety of mesoclimates. In the higher elevation Alpine climate, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau and Gewurztraminer grow well. Farther downhill, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco find enough warmth. On the valley floor, where temperatures exceed 90F in the summer, red grapes thrive. There are a variety of soils mostly a mix of limestone and clay, with some volcanic porphyry. Lageder divides production into two brands Alois Lageder and Tenutae Lageder. The wines of the Alois Lageder are made from grapes grown in their sustainably farmed estate vineyards and those purchased from respected sustainable growers. Tenutae Lageder wines are made from certified biodynamic estate vineyards belonging to or controlled by the Lageder family.

Tasting notes
A bright straw-yellow with slight green tinges, this medium-bodied, crisp white offers balanced acidity with integrated flavors of Muscat, citrus and grapefruit.

Technical notes
From 5-20 year old vines planted in the Isarco Valley in northern Trentino on sandy and stony soil. Following fermentation in stainless steel, the wine aged on its lees for three months.

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Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Alto Adige - Sudtirol
Grape Varietal: Muller Thurgau
Type: Still wine
 
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