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Alois Lageder 30 Years Lӧwengang Chardonnay
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Alois Lageder 30 Years Lӧwengang Chardonnay NV

Trentino- Alto-Adige, ItalyThe first Lӧwengang Chardonnay was born 34 years ago at the 1984 vintage. The 30-year version is a blend 2013, 2014 and mostly 2015 fruit that in the end represents an inordinate amount of research and evolution that is all part of the Alois Lageder philosophy of challenging the norm, something Alois credits to a meeting with Robert Mondavi in the early 1980s. The curious and inspirational Californian encouraged Lageder to explore his terroir and experiment wherever possible to make the best wine, and to unearth the potential of Alto Adige. The gravel soil of dolomitic limestone growing around Magrè is the perfect medium for chardonnay and making an anniversary blend spanning three vintages means some of the components have been on the yeast and in the barrels for up to three years – think complexity, citrus, vanilla creamy, layer pear fruit that persists on the palate. The grapes are grown and certified bio-dynamic by Demeter from vines 21 to 71 -years-old.Tasted: 29 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 120.00 estimated retail price Producer: Alois LagederDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Chardonnay