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 ?V 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.
It’s farmed according to biodynamic methods of viticulture, Demeter certification.
Colour: cherry-red with a ruby shimmer
Aroma: concentrated aromatics, fruity (cherry, black currant) spicy and fl oral notes
^ full bodied, elegant, present tannins, spicy, fresh
Best to be drunk: 5-20 years
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Grilled or fried red meat, lamb, venison, cheese