The Mayr-Unterganzners have always been involved with the art of wine making. Evidence of this is a well preservered old booklet containing wine making lessons for wine masters. In the past the wine was kept exclusively in wooden barrels and long before the beginning of the twentieth century it was also transported outside the regional borders. However the present wine celler is designed with cement and steel and equipped with the latest innovative technology. Nevertheless the wooden barrel still plays, as it did before, a very important role. The most superior wines are kept exclusively in wooden casks. Our reward for the conscious care and effort which we given to the grape production and wine making is a superior high quality wine. The hard earned high quality that begins in the vineyard is preserved, maintained and promoted in the cellar.
As a result of our creativity and our love of wine making we have managed to create an exclusive superior quality wine for special people.


„The rarest of our wines, made from selected small Lagrein grapes, dried and then vinified“

GRAPE VARIETY: Lagrein (short stemmed)
TYPE OF SOIL: alluvial of porphyritic and moreinic origin
TRAINING SYSTEM: pergola – trained, with one fruit shoot / vine
CROPPING DENSITY: 5000 – 8500 vines / ha
QUALITY: 50% of the grapes are thinned in July
HARVESTTIME: first and second week of October; the bunches are harvested manually and put in small plastic boxes where they remain to dry til Christmas
WINE MAKING PROCEDURES: grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature; maceration on the skins for about ten days
AGEING: end of alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and maturation both in new barrels, tonneaux and in cement tanks for at least 16 months
COLOUR: Very deep, almost black in colour with violet reflexes
AROMA: on the nose it combines bitter chocolate and ripe dried berry notes intermingled with hints of leather
FLAVOUR: ripe tannins and a rich, fruity mouthfeel lingering for an impressive long finish