BISCHOFSLEITEN - Lago di Caldaro scelto classico superiore, DOC 2021, VIGNA Bischofsleiten
Light cherry red, fruity, delicate spices, soft tannins, lively freshness, long finish.
The Lago di Caldaro Scelto Classico BISCHOFSLEITEN is an ambassador of its terroir. An unmistakable Schiava made from grapes grown on old vines in its own “vigna”, a truly divine vineyard near Lake Caldaro. The terroir and traditional aging in wooden barrels combine to produce a complex bouquet of Amarena cherry, redcurrant and violet, with hints of almond. On the palate this refreshing wine shows an elegant body with soft tannins. The finish is fruity and long. Light cherry red, fruity, delicate spices, soft tannins, lively freshness, long finish.
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes from the historic “Bischofsleiten” vineyard (vigna). Destemming and mash fermentation under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation, 6 months’ ageing in stainless steel tanks and used tonneaux (10%).
100% Schiava, indigenous variety of Alto Adige
Caldaro, Seehof, Bischofsleiten: 230 – 280 m above sea-level, steep single site in the immediate vicinity of Lake Caldaro, deep, humus-rich, sandy clay soil on calcareous gravel
Alcohol 13% by vol. Acidity 4.8 g/l Residual sugar 0.8 g/l
Up to 5 years
Ideal with speck or bacon, cheese and sausage, pizza, delicately spiced soups and pasta dishes, roasted fish and meat
12 – 14°C
Vintage 2021: James Suckling (91), Falstaff (92) | 2020: Falstaff (92), Vernatsch Cup (miglior Schiava/cat. selection) 2019: AIS VITAE (4 viti), Falstaff (91) | 2018: Falstaff (93), Vernatsch Cup (miglior Schiava/cat. selection) | 2017: Falstaff (93) | 2015: AIS VITAE (4 viti), Gambero Rosso (3 bicchieri)
Bottle sizes: 750 ml / 1500 ml