There were many good and better wines at Alto Adige Grand Tasting in New York on March 7.
Some producers made more of an impression on me than others not because of a specific wine rather because I liked their overall portfolio.
One of them was Manincor represented by Count Michael Goess-Enzenberg.
The count welcome lived up to the meaninng of Manincor, 'hand on heart'.
Vineyards at Manincor benefit from the sun beaming on slopes where they are situated and the coolling effects of lake Kaltern below.
All 125 acres are byodinamicalled farmed.
Amongst the 6 wines I tasted, i especially liked Terlano Bianco Reserva Della Contessa (2009) for its rich yet subtle character. I also enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc (2009), clean fresh taste, elegant.
In the reds, while the Pinot Nero Mason (2008) was good. I preferred the Lagrein Rubatsch (2008), 100% Lagrein, deep red robe and matching aromas...It called for hearty fare.
(* At time of the tasting, Manincor wines were not distributed in the US)