The winery H. Lentsch is located in the municipality of Branzoll in the lowlands of the province of Bolzano in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). For the time being, the Lentsch family mainly dealt with the mining and distribution of porphyry bricks. The wine-growing business was founded in 1882 by the purchase of the estate "Adlerhof" and the inn "Zum Schwarzen Adler" by the brothers Norbert and Hartmann Lentsch. Hartmann Lentsch began to make his own wine for the inn. The cultivated varieties were constantly subjected to a refining process. In the process, those were selected that were suitable for the layers and soil types best suited. Today the operation of the oenologists Klaus Lentsch led.
The total property comprises 35 hectares of orchards and vineyards. The vineyards cover 12.5 hectares of vineyards, with the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon (over 50%) Merlot (20%), Lagrein and various Vernatsch varieties (see schiava ), as well as the white wine varieties Riesling. Goldmuskateller, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) and Chardonnay are planted. By natural conditions, the porous, three-layered soil of clay, sand and porphyry is aerated evenly. The symbiotic encounter of these earth elements leads to a unique heat storage. Long before that vintage A fertilization of the grapes on the vine is made to a balanced To get maturity and a harmonious growth.
Through selective harvesting, only healthy and mature grapes are processed. The grapes are sorted by different lots. It is then mashed, grape seeds are separated as far as possible from the stem as possible. The white wines with one to 12-hour maceration Fermented at 18 ° C with pure culture yeast and matured in a classic way. In the case of red wines, alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermo-regulatable form Stainless steel tanks stainless steel and the malolactic fermentation in the concrete barrel , At the beginning of the mash is suppressed and pumped through pump to an intense To achieve extraction. After that, they mature for up to a year big wooden barrels or French barriques, The red wines mature for another 12 to 24 months in the bottle. The product range includes various wines of the DOC area South Tyrol, such as Cabernet Merlot Palestina and Lagrein Morus. Every year around 85,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of Free winegrowers of South Tyrol,