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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Alois Lageder Alto Adige Bianco Dornach 1996
Alois Lageder Alto Adige Bianco Dornach 1996
(search item no. 611)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

In "Dornach", Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio blend to produce a brilliant, straw-yellow colour with a green shimmer. Refined mineral aroma with impressions of ripe fruit (apples, peaches). The still quite youthful fruit and oak spice have combined harmoniously. Quite rich flavour, well balanced, full-bodied, with nice citrus touches and an attractive, fresh and grapey aftertaste.
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About Alois Lageder:

"We are not winemakers," says Alois Lageder, descendant of a family that has devoted itself to wine for four generations. "We see our role more accurately as midwives and educators. Our duty is to bring our grapes into the world in good health with the greatest possible care, and to encourage the successful development of our wines at all stages."

The Lageder family has been active in the wine trade for more than 150 years. In 1855, Alois Lageder winery was founded the on the edge of Bolzano's historic center. Over the years, through the untiring efforts of four generations, the Lageder family has succeeded in purchasing several vineyards and wine estates in some of Alto Adige's best wine-growing areas.

Today the company is managed by Alois Lageder (born in 1950) and he is actively assisted by his sister Wendelgard, who is responsible for administration and public relations and his brother-in-law Luis von Dellemann, the enologist. "Our strong connection with nature, with the soil and with the local people," adds Alois Lageder, "helps us in this arduous but rewarding work."