Pranzegg - Laurenc Lagrein 2017
Region: Alto Adige
A lesser know Northern Italian native, 'Laurenc' is Martins finest example of straight Lagrein. It is silky powerful and deep. Grapes vinified in tank before ageing for two years in reasonably new barrels. 70% whole bunches adds to the crunchy texture while on the nose it smells of violet, black berries.
Weingut Pranzegg is a small 3.5 hectare family estate nestled in the surrounding mountain foothills of the town of Bozen in Südtirol (or more commonly known as Alto Adige), just 50 km south of the Austrian border. The winery has been in the hands of the Gojer family for three generations. Martin took over the estate in 2008 and started the conversion to biodynamic farming straight away. Everything is done by hand here, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration, and with minimal doses of sulphur.