Estate: Dating back to the 14th century, the Glögglhof estate sits at the edge of the city Bozen/Bolzano, south of the Dolomites. the Gojer family [Franz, Maria Luise and their son Florian] respect and continue the estate’s winemaking history that stretches back many generations. Franz and Florian are dedicated to cultivating indigenous varietals. They practice sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature, with minimal intervention in the cellar.
Philosophy: “Our underlying principle is “Quality starts in the vineyard”. We do our best to preserve it by our gentle technique in the cellar. This way we create both authentic and outstanding wines.”
Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested from the best Lagrein vineyards in Gries, St. Magdalena and Bozner-Boden. The warm porphyry, alluvial soils are excellent for Lagrein. Fermented in stainless steel with repeated submersion of the mash for greater extraction, followed by malolactic fermentation. Aged in barrique barrels for 1 year, followed by “ageing in wooden barrels as well as the bottle”.
Tasting notes: Dark red violet color with enticing aromas of wild berry preserves, vanilla, bramble and spice. Framed by fresh acidity and silky tannins, jammy wild berries fuse with vanilla, black pepper and a trace of honey. The lengthy finish teems with earth, spice, black cherry and chocolate. Lush and silky, this is fantastic on its own, or with hearty dishes.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Red meat, but above all with game and stews.
Estate Bottled by Franz Gojer
$18 [Average price, I could not locate the receipt of what I paid.]
Enjoy now thru 2020