Castel Sallegg Bischofsleiten Doc
|Eye||Bright ruby red|
|Nose||Uncomplicated scent with typical Schiava notes of cherry, violet, a hint of bitter almonds and fine herbs and spices|
|Mouth||Pleasant and fine on the palate with a subtle acidity and mild tannins, with notes of raspberry in the finish|
|Pairings||Light dishes, poultry and white meats|
|Appellation||Lago di Caldaro DOC|
|Grape details||100% Schiava|
|Region||Trentino Alto Adige (IT)|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Lago di Caldaro (Kalterersee to Alto Adige's many German speakers) is a DOC of the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region in far northern Italy. It applies to red wines based on the Schiava grape variety.
Schiava is an Italian name used to refer to several grape varieties common to the Trentino and Alto Adige regions of northern Italy.
The Bischofsleiten, a location that belonged to the Bishops of Trento some 1,000 years ago, is one of the best around Lake Caldaro. The grapes for the “Bischofsleiten”, a Lago di Caldaro Scelto Classico wine, thrive on the traditional pergola training system in a single vineyard. This system is highly suited to the Schiava grape as the leaf canopy protects the thin skin of the fruits from excessive exposure to the sun.
Controlled fermentation is carried out at 25 ° C for 2 weeks, followed by natural malolactic fermentation. With soft punching down, an intense color and very typical and varietal fruity components are obtained.
The refinement of at least 4 months in stainless steel barrels follows.