Nature can be cultivated, but not easily tamed. While steeped in the landscape of South Tyrol, which is shaped by timeless traditions of agriculture, Alois Lageder is equally open to the spirit of the modern world: his convictions have led him to opt for a way of life that is close to nature, and supports sustainable methods of operation. “We have to work in a spirit of respect for nature, protecting its resources and tapping their potential in ways that safeguard them: this is the key to preserving an earth worth living in for future generations: an abundant earth which will produce authentic wines into the future.”
Quality is rooted in this soil: dolomitic rock, glacial moraine, porphyry. Slopes that range from the gentlest to the steepest in selected vinicultural areas of South Tyrol are solid foundations for high grape quality. Alois Lageder is deeply committed to the perfect equation of varieties of grapes planted in the right terrain. Every sort of grape has its preferences, every exposure its special features, and this knowledge is further combined with the elevated standards that govern the working of the vineyards: day in and day out, by experienced vineyard workers whose efforts prepare the ground for a harvest of exceptional wines.
The task of the cellars is to preserve and enhance the quality the grapes have arrived at in the vineyards. Beneath the expert hand of the master vintner, full-bodied wines ripen in traditional oak barrels. The wines’ own rhythms articulate time, and space takes on a new dimension and inspiration. These are wines that carry the unique characteristics of their origins within themselves, combining elegance and finesse with body and strength; they reveal that the best wines of South Tyrol belong to the ranks of the world’s finest.
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