I.L.E.G.A.L -current vintage-
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In 1986, a young winegrower from Langenlois travelled to Italy's Chianti region to learn about wine. After spending a couple months at Isole e Olena, he smuggled a small souvenir across the boarder that was entrusted to him by his "teacher" at the italian winery. That is how a few Sangiovese vines found their way to the much cooler Kamptal. The variety was not allowed to be used for winemaking here. The vines were planted in a secret spot, behind an old cellar. Almost illegal. The project was extremely exciting, the vines where multiplied and wandered unobserved into the Thal vineyard, where they grow on a sandy, calcareous soil. Today it is probably the most northern Sangiovese of Europe. In the best years we vinify a wine of 100% Sangiovese grapes. One barrel!


 
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Vinification
Selective harvest by hand in early November 2011. Destemed. Without sulphurisation of the grape must or juice. Fermented for 14 days on the skin. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged for 3 years in a small Barrique. Bottled in October 2014. Unfiltered.
Wine description
Like a juicy steak. Meaty fruit, well seasoned!
Alcohol
14 % vol
Ageing potential
The end is not in sight yet.
Serving temperature
18°C - DECANTED!