Opened up this "suitcase wine" while exploring Alto Adige this week; Alois Lageder, COR Römigberg Cabernet 2004
The history of this wine was influenced by Robert Mondovi, who after visiting Alois, believed Cabernet would do well in Alto Adige. Up until this time most vineyards were planted using the pergola trellis method. This vineyard was planted in 1986 using the gayot method and now farmed bio-dynamically. The vineyard is on the glacially formed valley floor where with the warm daytime temperatures this grape does exceedingly well. Actually 40% of Alto Adige's production is red wine
About this wine: Deep blood red in color. Highly aromatic; plums, baking spices and roses. The plum carries into the mouth supplemented with dark cherries. A harmonious balance of fruit and minerality and a lingering hint of tannins. This came home with me because of the balance in this wine. I felt it was a great representation of the terroir. Unfortunelty, for those of you in the US, you'll need to go to Europe to find this.
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