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Lieselehof

The "Lieselehof organic wine estate" is located in the municipality of Kaltern (Bolzano province) in the Italian wine-growing region South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The name Lieselehof comes from the great-grandparents Franz Morandell (* 1835) and Elisabeth ("das Liesele") of the current owner Werner Morandell. His father Gottlieb-Amadeus also dealt with the grafting of young vines and the production of root vines for nurseries, The company is a contractual partner of the State Wine Institute Freiburg in Breisgau, for the various newly bred PIWI varietals be tested. But there are also traditional varieties such as Vernatsch ( schiava ), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer in organic cultivation.

Werner Morandell is also the author of the book "Meine Reben", in which the Lieselehof and its noteworthy vine museum "Museo delle Viti" with around 340 different grape varieties from all over the world are presented. In addition to many varieties from the common wine-growing countries, there are also some from Afghanistan. Egypt. Albania. Azerbaijan. China. Iran. Kyrgyzstan. Lebanon. Russia. South Africa. Tajikistan. Czech Republic. turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, As a specialty, a white and a red “hundred-varietal wine Vino del Museo” are made from a hundred grape varieties.

The vineyards are located in the communities of Kaltern and Tramin, a test vineyard on the Mendel Pass. Apart from the museum varieties, the red wine varieties Vernatsch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère, as well as the white wine varieties Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Bronner, Souvignier Gris and Solaris are planted. Management has been carried out according to the rules of the law since the early 1990s Organic (ecological) viticulture with the least possible use of chemical pesticides, The farm is certified organic (State of South Tyrol, controlled by BIKO Tirol), but not a member of an organic association. It will be almost exclusively Organic wines produced.

Special features of the product range are the “Sweet Claire” dried berry selection Bronner with ~ 350 grams of residual sweetness, the "Vino del Passo" originating from 1,300 meters above sea level Solaris with 500-gram stick yield, the DOC red wine Kalterersee “Amadeus” from Vernatsch and the red wine cuvée “Maximilian” from Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère, which is aged in barriques for 24 months and then matures in the bottle a year before being marketed. The winery is a member of the two winegrowers' associations Free wine growers in South Tyrol and PIWI South Tyrol.

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