Alois Lageder - COR Römigberg 2015
Alois Lageder - COR Römigberg 2015 (90 tsomw points)
Blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot.
Last week we had a great dinner with Helena Lageder and Schreckbichl Colterenzio at Seehof Keller near Kaltern. It was a fantastic event with good food and wines. One thing is sure! I will be back next year. It’s such a beautiful wineregion. A must visit.
About the wine:
In the 1980s, discussions with wine-growers from all over the world such as Robert Mondavi, the famous pioneer of wine-growing in America, and various chateau owners in the Bordeaux region encouraged Alois Lageder to introduce Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in the form of wire trellis system as a replacement for the traditional Schiava. The result, in 1986, was Alto Adige’s first major vineyard with densely planted Guyot-trained vines – a fact that caused much discussion. This site has traditionally been called "Herz" (German for heart or Cor in Latin) and has given the wine its name.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright ruby red color.
On the nose delicate aromas of cherries, red berries and black currant with hints of paprika and light tobacco.
On the palate a medium+ body, dry with medium tannins and acidity with again flavours of red fruit, ceder and vanilla. The finish is long and persistence. This wine is still “a baby” but will mature very good.