Alois Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2020
|Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige
Color: Straw-yellow with a red shimmer.
Aroma: Slightly aromatic, pronounced bouquet, fruity (melon, peach) spicy, mineral.
Flavour: Rich and quite opulent, lively, fresh, fruity, dry.
Food Pairing: Starters, pâtés and terrines, cold meat, all kinds of fish and seafood, white meat and poultry.
Wine Review Online
The Lageder family has been making wines in Alto Adige since 1823 and today is led by the sixth generation, Clemens and Helena Lageder where biodynamic farming is a central part of the wine. The family owns more than 135 acres of biodynamic certified vineyards and more than half of their 80 contract growers throughout the region are also biodynamic. For the Lageders, wine should not be grown in a monoculture, but rather in a region of agricultural biodiversity. Lucky for them, Alto Adige supplies up to 50% of the national Italian apple market. However, they have also forged a transhumance partnership with the local cheesemaker, allowing the dairy cows to graze in their vineyards in the winter, while in the summer the cows return to the mountain plains. The wines of Alois Lageder reflect the commitment to purity and authenticity the family puts forth in both the vineyard and the cellar. The 2018 Porer Pinot Grigio is a perfect example of this. A blend of three different aging processes from classic to skin contact and whole cluster maceration. A beautiful expression of on often dismissed grape variety. This wine offers notes of green melon, citrus peel, yellow apple, and a hint of bitter almond. Though fresh and crisp, the structure of this wine has a bit of grip that brings an added depth.
Fragrant, finely-meshed and light- to medium-bodied, this elegant and intriguing white entices with its subtle floral- and spice-laced nose. The palate is lush and creamy, offering an expanding range of baked melon, Marcona almond, dried white cherry and accents of fleur de sel and singed orange peel. Drink now through 2026.
The Alois Lageder 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Porer represents a blend of separate vinifications. Some of the wine saw a classic fermentation with spontaneous yeasts, and a second part saw a good 15 hours of skin contact. That skin maceration has created a pretty golden color with very faint copper highlights. Fruit is drawn from organic and biodynamic vineyards, which is particularly impressive when you consider this is a 71,000-bottle production. Meyer lemon and bergamot appear on the bouquet. Those citrus tones are followed by mature peach and poached apple. This is a medium-weight Pinot Grigio to pair with stuffed eggplant.
The 2018 Pinot Grigio Porer comes across as quite savory and spicy, while bursting with minerality and notes of crushed apple. It's caressing and round with pronounced inner sweetness and stimulating acids, which balance out the expression nicely. Pretty inner florals linger, along with a salty twang on the neat and clean finish. Very nice.
All sizes are 750ml unless otherwise stated.
Vintages are subject to change at anytime.
Items shown on the website may or may not be in stock.
Images and products on the website are subject to change at any time.