In 1952 the Merano wine growers joined together to found the Meran Cellar cooperative with the task to improve the wine quality and increase the sales. It was a healthy and distinguished wine making operation with over 200 members and a cultivated area of 140 hectares. The turning point in Meran history came in 1992 with appointing Stefan Kapfinger to cellar master position. He did great job finding the right grape variety for each location as well as increasing quality of the wines produced. In July 2010 one more merger took place, Meran Cellar joined forces with another cooperative, Burggräfler Winery (founded 1901). The new formation called Meran Burggräfler Winery has 380 members and 260 hectares of vineyards and markets its top range under the new Meran brand. The new classic line Festival includes six white and six red wines and one rosé.
Meran Festival Lagrein is made with 100% Lagrein grapes grown on vineyards of Lagundo, Lana, Cermes and Merano located at 350-380 meters above sea level. Lagrein is one of the regional most famous wines and has experienced remarkable upswing in recent years.
The wiThe palate of Lagrein Festival features notes of cherries, blackberries, prunes, hints of violets, dark chocolate and mild tannins. ne makes good pairing with venison, lamb and mountain cheeses.
Serving temperature 18ºC. Ready to drink from now through 2022.