Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wine of the Week - Erbhof Unterganzner St. Magdalener Sudtirol

As we approach the darkest day of the year, let us offer you a little something to brighten your spirits. Hailing from the South Tyrol region of Italy, the Erbhof Unterganzner St. Magdalener Sudtirol brings a little bit of flair to the table. Composed of mainly Schiava, with a splash of Lagrein for color and body, this is a lighter red that still contains a ton of personality. As Josephus Mayr from the Tenuta
Chairman of the Consortium for the protection of St. Magdalener wine says: “The St. Magdalener is a real all-rounder. Many people prefer to enjoy the wine with a meal but it is also popular as a wine to be drunk with a group of friends.” And just your luck, we happen to import Mayr's St. Magdalener. Pop a bottle and lighten up your day!


Erbhof Unterganzner was purchased by Simon Mayr in 1629 and the dedication and devotion of winemaking has been passed down for over ten generations. It is located 285 meters above sea level near the Isarco River in the predominantly German-speaking region of Trentino-Alto Adige in the north of Italy. The higher altitude of the vineyard provides excellent air circulation, which optimizes vine and grape health. Loose alluvial soil gives ideal drainage, as well as warming quickly in the spring, promoting flowering and fruit set. These conditions combine for advantageous vineyard siting, and the location is ideal for growing the traditional grapes of the area.

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