The H. Lentsch winery is located in the municipality of Branzoll in the lowlands of the Province of Bozen in the Italian wine-growing sector South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The Lentsch family initially mainly dealt with the mining and distribution of porphyry stones. The winegrowing company was founded in 1882 by the brothers Norbert and Hartmann Lentsch by purchasing the "Adlerhof" estate and the "Zum Schwarzen Adler" inn. Hartmann Lentsch began making his own wine for the inn. The cultivated varieties were constantly subjected to a finishing process. Those who chose the locations and soil types best suited. Today the company is operating from oenologists Klaus Lentsch managed.
The total property covers 35 hectares with fruit growing and viticulture. The vineyards cover 12.5 hectares of vineyards with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (over 50%) Merlot (20%), Lagrein and various Vernatsch varieties (see under schiava ), as well as the white wine varieties Riesling. Goldmuskateller, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) and Chardonnay are planted. The porous, three-layer floor made of clay, sand and porphyry stones is aerated evenly by natural conditions. The symbiotic encounter of these earth elements leads to a unique heat storage. Long before vintage the grapes are fertilized on the vine in order to achieve a balanced To get ripe and harmonious growth.
Selective harvesting means that only healthy and ripe grapes are processed. The grapes are sorted according to different lots. This is followed by mashing in, grape seeds are separated from the stem as gently as possible. The white wines with one to 12 hours maceration fermented at 18 ° Celsius with pure breeding yeasts and classically expanded. In the case of red wines, alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermoregulatory systems Stainless steel tanks stainless steel and the malolactic fermentation in the concrete barrel , At the beginning the mash is pushed in and pumped through pump to an intense To achieve extraction. Then they ripen for up to a year large wooden barrels or French barriques, The red wines mature in the bottle for a further 12 to 24 months. The product range includes various wines from the DOC range South Tyrol, such as B. Cabernet Merlot Palestina and Lagrein Morus. Around 85,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of Free wine growers in South Tyrol,