VINEYARD | Leaving the hundred of Bolzano and ascending the course of the Isarco, the dwellings quickly give way to the hills of Santa Maddalena, gentle slopes that rise in the direction of the Renon plateau, a veritable balcony overlooking the capital. Here is the realm of the schiava, interspersed with the presence of its traditional companion, the Lagrein. At the Plattner house, right next to the Santa Justina wine cellar, a few rose moscato arbours to which Christian is deeply attached provide the grapes for the historic Atesino sweet wine.
PERSON | The Ansitz Waldgries estate is mentioned in historical texts as early as the mid-12th century, but the Plattner family only acquired ownership in1930. Christian took over the family business in 1990 at only 18 years of age and since then has been in charge of all aspects of production and marketing, with a production that has St. Magdalena and Lagrein as its protagonists, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon in the background and the pearl of Moscato Rosa illuminating the scene. Precision viticulture and the utmost respect for the wines in the cellar, which mature slowly in the company's ancient cellars.
WINE | Moscato Rosa is a capricious grape variety, and the spring and summer weather patterns have a decisive influence on the quantity of grapes that reach maturity. Approximately one third of these are harvested when over-ripe and at the same time Christian cuts the shoots, and only after a couple of months (obviously depending on autumn weather conditions) are the other bunches harvested. Vinification and maturation entirely in stainless steel for a red wine with a rich expression of fruit and dried roses that finds freshness in its spaced-out thrust. In the mouth, the sweetness is never brazen but accompanies a juicy and refined sip with delicacy and harmony.