Cantina Andriano, Lagrein ‘Rubeno’
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Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893, which makes it one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige but many experts claim it is the oldest. The village of Andrian is one of the three that can call their wines Terlaner Classico (the other two villages are Nalles and Terlano), a very famous wine in this part of the country coming from the historic growing area.
In 2008, Andriano merged with Cantina Terlano; therefore, all the fruit from Adriano’s approximately 50 hectares is vinified at the Terlano winery under the highly respected winemaking team lead by Rudy Kofler.
Produced in the Gries area, the Lagrein grapes grow in vineyards of at altitude of 250 meters above sea level. The must is fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures and movement. Malolactic fermentation takes places before ageing in big oak casks for 6 months. Garnet red with violet hues, the Rubeno displays delicious berry aromas on the nose with nuances of violets and dried and fresh flowers. The palate enjoys a silky, medium body with gentle tannins and persistent finish. It pairs well with game, veal and lamb dishes. Mature hard cheeses work really well with this wine too.