PRATELLO Lagarder Riesling
Clear golden yellow tones, the nose is full of mango, melon and white elderberry. Silky smooth, medium bodied and well balanced between clean fruit flavour, fresh acidity and sweet mineral notes.
A white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. Throughout history, Riesling has been revered for its vibrant personality, its pure fruit flavours, its astonishing diversity of styles, its ability to show you where it was grown, its versatility with food, and its ability to age for decades.
Region: Lombardy, Italy
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region & Vineyard Notes
The Lombardy region is considered a cool contiental climate, but is actually home to an impressive diversity of mesoclimates thanks to its proximity to the Central Alps in the north and the large lakes Como, Iseo, Maggiore and Garda. The Pratello Vineyards are located on the gentle south facing hills in the mictoclimate of Garda Lake, which acts as a thermal accumulator that is very important for the maturation of the grapes. The soils is moraine, which is a stony and very loose soil type with some clay, ideal for the cultivation of vines.
Vineyards: morainic hills of Lake Garda
Soil: very loose and stony
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level
Planting: 5000 vines per hectare
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Cold fermentation in stainless steel tankfor 4 months then an additional 6 months in the bottle pre-release.
Residual Sugar: 5 mg/litre