The St. Magdalener Schallerhof from Castelfeder is a particularly full-bodied cuvée. Interesting aromatic tension between violets and almonds arouse particular interest in this beautiful South Tyrolean cuvée.Ruby red in the glass, Castelfeder Schallerhof is one of the most powerful Vernatsch wines from the Castelfeder estate. This is due to the Lagrein content, which, as in the St. Magdalena vineyard, also makes up 10% of the wine. On the nose, this red wine has a floral scent of violets and almonds. On the palate, this Italian wine is strong and spicy with a full body. The aromas range between red berries and black fruits. Dry and full-bodied, this red wine cuvée lingers for a long time.
Vinification of the Castelfeder St. Magdalener Schallerhof
The soil of the traditional south-facing slope of St. Magdalena near Bolzano is sandy and loose. Well aerated, the roots on the steep terraces can produce excellent vines. The grapes are grown in the traditional Pergel method and with a 10% Lagrein blend at planting. After manual harvesting, the grapes are fermented at 28 - 30 °C for 10 days. The must and mash cake are pumped over. Ageing takes place in steel tanks for between 6 and 8 months.
Dining recommendation for the Schallerhof Castelfeder St. Magdalener
Serve this dry Vernatsch-Lagrein cuvée from Italy with wild boar dishes. Red meat and full-fat cheeses are also ideal. Goat or sheep are also popular