Wine Station has visited Autocthona, the local wines’ Forum organized within the spaces of the Bolzano Fair. The seventh edition opened yesterday (Monday, 25 October) and will run until Thursday 28th (for info click here). Before the cutting of the ribbon we attended an interesting tasting of a Lagrein from the Alto Adige DOC (for the uninitiated it is a red grape variety native to South Tyrol, now mainly vinified as red and pink but in the past also as white) brilliantly led by sommelier Chris Mayer. The location was a beautiful farm, the Buschenschank Oberlegar run by the Schwarz a Mölten family, above Terlan and between Merano and Bolzano. A traditional atmosphere, cold and rainy outside, but warm and tasty inside. These are the labels worth writing down and uncorking in the company of dumplings, local sausages and mustard, perfect when the cold season is approaching:
Grafenleiten Obermoser Riserva 2000 (aged in small barrels for 18 months and then in large barrels for 2 months. Very lively and fresh in the mouth).
Porphyr Reserve 2002 Terlano Cellar (spicy smell, elegant and cool in the mouth).
Barbagol Laimburg Riserva 2004 (French oak barrels for 20 months and 4 months in bottle. The name says it all: the sorcerer who bewitches the senses).
Also deserve a special mention: Egger Ramer Reserve 2007 from the Tenuta Kristan and the Abtei Muri Reserve 2004 from Muri Gires. And if you are a fan of typical products experience the Schiava, another vine native to the area, produced by our host.