Huck am Bach Red, St. Magdalener, Cantina Bolzano
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Huck am Bach Red, St. Magdalener, Cantina Bolzano - 2018

Item # 41792 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Santa Maddalena Classico is its own DOC in the heart of Bolzano. By law the wine must be 90% Schiava (aka Trollinger) and 10% Lagrein. This combination works to add a touch of richness and body to the normally bright and aromatic schiava. The vineyard is a large slope scaling from 250 meters to 500 meters, with the Lagrein grown on the lower portion of the hill. These are old vines averaging between 40-50 years old.


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Staff Pick Notes

I tasted this alongside several other Italian red wines of higher repute and significantly higher price tags, and this wound up being the only one I wanted to take home with me. A most impressive medium-bodied blend of Schiava and Lagrein that will quench your thirst and pair beautifully with pork, lamb, and pasta (basically all my favorite things). Great acidity, a touch of ashy earthiness, and most importantly, gorgeous bright red berries just burst out of the glass with a long, almost marzipan-like finish. Huck Am Bach was the name of a mayor of Bolzano back in the 16th Century. While I don't know what he did to earn such enduring reverence, this great winery and its fabulous wines make for a fitting tribute. Delizioso.

- MM

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