Alois Lageder, Terra Alpina Organic Bianco, 2021

90
Tasted by: Amy Wislocki
(at WeWork, Waterloo, London SE1, 04 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2023
This is a fascinating wine, a cross-border alpine blend made by respected Alto Adige producer Alois Lageder. Every year he draws from a cocktail of grapes including Pinot Grigio, Macabeu, Xarel-lo, Garganega, Moscato Giallo and Pinot Bianco. These come from organic vineyards in different countries depending on the vintage, including Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and France. The fruit for this 2021 vintage was sourced from Alto Adige, Hungary and the Pyrenees. As you might expect from a 'mountain' white, this is vinified without the use of oak, and is crisp and fresh, herby, aromatic and floral – like a breath of fresh air.
Alois Lageder, Terra Alpina Organic Bianco, 2021
Producer
Alois Lageder
Brand
Terra Alpina Organic Bianco
Vintage
2021
Wine Type
Still
Colour
White
Country
Italy
Region
Trentino-Alto Adige
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
12.00%
Grapes
20% Xarel-lo
20% Macabeu