St. Magdalener DOC Rosso – Wilhelm Walch Winery – Tramin (BZ), Italy
Located along the famous Südtiroler Weinstraße (Wine Road) in Italy’s northernmost region of the Trentino Alto Adige, the Wilhelm Walch Winery has been producing high-quality grape from an old Jesuit monastery in the medieval town of Tramin since 1869.
And out from Walch’s flows St. Magdalener DOC Rosso, a delicious red that I’ve enjoyed on numerous occasions.
A blend of 90% Vernatsch and 10% Lagrein-Pinot Nero, St. Magdalener DOC Rosso is brought to fruition in large Slovenian oak barrels.
A dense cherry-red color, the bouquet is freshly picked cherries, slightly bitter almonds and a touch of violet. On the palate, it’s juicy and pleasant, and this “saint” follows through with a very nice soft and round finish.
St. Magdalener DOC Rosso pairs well with a variety of dishes: mild cheeses, spicy starters, light meats — grilled or roasted — freshwater fish and our “Lazy Person” flatbread pizzas.
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