Nusserhof Lagrein Riserva, Südtirol, Italy 2016
Nusserhof is situated in the South Tyrol mountains of the Alto Adige in extreme northern Italy. It is owned by Heinrich and Elda Mayr, the family having worked the same land going back at least as far as 1788. The wine is aged in French oak botti for two years, followed by at least two years in bottle before release (far exceeding the DOC requirement of a minimum of 3 years' aging for riserva wines). This a powerfull wine but yet graceful, full of energy from the warm, alpine sun during the day and cold nights.
Soil: Sandy alluvial soils
Viticulture: certified organic
Pairing: Dry aged meats