Available in cases of 6, 750 ml bottles.
The San Lorenzo vine (St. Laurence) vine came to Trentino from nearby Austria in the first half of the 19th century. In those days, like now, red grapes did not always ripen fully in the mountains. The San Lorenzo, with its grapes that ripen early, neatly solved this problem: at low altitudes it was (and is) harvested by the end of August, while higher up it is harvested a short time later. Its name comes from Saint Lawrence whose saint’s day is 10th August, the night of falling stars, by which date the grapes are already beginning to darken. It was grown in particular in the areas around Civezzano, Pergine Valsugana, Levico, Albiano, Meano and the higher areas of Valle di Cembra. The vineyards of the Cantine Monfort are in the Valsugana, near Civezzano, at 450 metres a.s.l..
This wine is part of the "Vini dell’Angelo" project in Trentino to revive old varieties of vine which run the risk of dying out, more specifically it is part of the "Primi Vini" project for grapes that ripen early, enabling the wine to be put on the market earlier.
The San Lorenzo variety probably originated in France; however it is no longer cultivated there today.
Morphological characteristics of the vine
Early shooting; early flowering; mid colour darkening; mid maturing period.Leaf pentagonal, five-lobed, light green coloured, with no hairsor bubbles. The bend of shoots is extremely open and U shaped.Both the superior and inferior lateral shoots are open and U shaped.Cluster small, cylindrical, average compactness. Cluster slightly pyramidal, occasionally short, squat with 1-2 wings, average compactness. Grape berries average; skin thick,substantial, pruinose blue-black coloured; pulp soft, flavour neutral, acidulous, juice colourless. Grape-seed 2-3, pear-shaped.
Traditional red-grape wine-making technique without the support of carbonic fermentation, followed by refining in stainless steel vats.
Colour: intense red, velvety.
Bouquet: distinctively fruity, subtle, red fruit.
Palate: dry, pleasantly fresh, subtle.
Light and delicate dishes.
The freshness and aroma can be best appreciated when the wine is still young.