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Alois Lageder Lӧwengang Chardonnay

Alois Lageder Lӧwengang Chardonnay 2015

Trentino- Alto-Adige, ItalyThe Löwengang chardonnay was meant to grow in Magrè where it has shaped the history, culture and economy of the village community for centuries. The site is in the Bassa Atesina at the very southern border between Alto Adige and Trentino at 210-240 meters above sea level. The stony, sandy, deep soils formed millions of years ago as fossil deposits and hence contain a high amount of the prized dolomitic limestone. The micro-climate is influenced by the Ora, a warm wind from Lake Garda that blows up the valley warming and drying out the vineyards daily. At night the winds reverse to the north sending cool breezes through the region recharging the acidity in the grapes. The style is measured but rich with fine freshness and slightly exotic melon, pear and yellow apple aromas and flavours but it’s the lees and barrel notes that wrap up this wine in a lightweight glove of complexity and length. This would be the perfect foil to grilled wild salmon.Tasted: 29 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 69.99 estimated retail price Producer: Alois LagederDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 442038UPC: 00000395003037