Alois Lageder Chardonnay 2018


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Alois Lageder Chardonnay 2018

91pts – James Suckling

“Candied citrus and green apples create fresh, energetic appeal from the get-go. Medium-bodied, nicely taut and citrusy on the bright finish. Drink now.” – James Suckling


The Chardonnay grape variety was introduced to Alto Adige by Archduke John around 1835 and later promoted by the founder of Italy’s first school of oenology. Originally known as Yellow Pinot Bianco, the variety became popular in Alto Adige in the 1980s. The grapes come from sites around Magrè, Cortaccia, Salorno and Pochi that have the chalky gravel soils that are ideal for growing Chardonnay.


brilliant, clear, straw-yellow with a green hint delicate aroma, pronounced bouquet, fresh, fruity (peach, melon, citrus), floral, mineral medium bodied, well-balanced, fruity, juicy, dry Best to be drunk: 1-2 years

Suggested food:

as an aperitif, with starters, all types of seafood (fish and shellfish), chicken, pasta


selected vineyards in Magrè, Cortaccia, Pochi and Salorno, 230 to 500 meters a.s.l. (750 – 1,640 feet) sandy and stony soil with an important content of limestone

Age of the vines: 10 – 76 years

Harvested: Beginning – mid of September

Vintner partners: 29


soft crushing and pressing of the grapes, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, maturation for approximately four months on the lees

Alcohol: 12 % by vol.
Acidity: 4.8 g / liter
Bottled: February 2019
Release: March 2019


Every label of the Classical Grape Varieties features one of the winery’s
foundational values, symbolized through natural elements of the vineyards
and cellar. The subject of this label stands for Holistic Approach.