Ep. 62. / Nobel wines from a Baron (Longo)
Anton Longo is a motivated young man who took over historic vineyards to produce world class wines in Alto Adige. During our hours long visit I´ve had the impression that this gentleman has well-defined goals with his wines, with his line-up and he wants his Baron Longo label to be among the bests in the world.
In my humble opinion, he deserves our attention as he is on a good path to leave a mark on his region. We've talked about his favourite variety, we drank his flagship and painfully limited wines. At the end of the tasting, I even started to like Lagrein…
Unfortunately, you can hear my mechanical watch ticking in the background (till 3:46), which I’ve tried to cover with some pleasant tones probably with only mild success. I promise that I won’t wear it again for a recording.
at 12:03 - I've said Chardonnay for the cuvée Liebenstein (Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc), I'm sorry for the possible confusion. (and for the swearing, but it is REALLY TASTY!)
11:48 - Liebenstein
15:47 - Father’s conditions, the BIG START
18:29 - Alto Adige terroir & Climate change & PIWI
22:48 - Varietal focus & Favourite wines
32:50 - Biodynamics
36:26 - Chardonnay Langenstein and cellar work
44:05 - Label design & the walk in the darkness
46:01 - Future plans
48:16 - Sauvignon Urgestein
54:30 - If not Südtirol, where then?
1:00:38 - More Lagrein like this, please!
Guest: Anton Longo | Baron Longo Winery
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