2019 Manincor Schiava "der Keil", Lago di Caldero Classico, Alto Adige, Italy (750ml)
This is typical of wines made from Schiava; delicate, with pretty strawberry and raspberry fruit, and a refreshing quality. It is reminiscent of a lighter Pinot Noir. Biodynamic vineyards farmed by a family with hundreds of years of prominent history in the region . . .
From the winery web site ~ "The estate’s historical buildings date from 1608, built by Hieronymus Manincor. The emperor had endowed him with land beside the Lake of Kaltern for his services to Austria and at the same time raised him to the ranks of the nobility. The coat-of-arms extended to accommodate his new status, ‘Man-in-cor’ means roughly ‘Hand on heart’ and can still be seen on the facade of the manor house. Hieronymus Manincor’s grand daughter married one of Count Enzenberg’s ancestors in 1662. Since then there has been a relationship between the Manincor manor and the family which now runs it. Finally in 1978 the estate became fully owned by the Counts Enzenberg. The Enzenbergs have been among the most prominent Tyrolean families for 800 years. Their name appears in documents for the first time in 1236 and they have been resident in South Tyrol since around 1500. Among the distinguished ancestors Kassian Ignaz Enzenberg made a name for himself as a philosopher of the Enlightenment and reformer. Born in Brixen in 1709, Kassian was an official at the court of Maria Theresia and government representative in Bozen/Bolzano, where he undertook land reclamation by draining the marshy areas of Adige Valley, thereby transforming agriculture in the southern part of South Tyrol and considerably improving the health of South Tyroleans in these areas. In 1763 he was appointed to the recently established Tyrolean regional administration and raised a year later to the ranks of the Tyrolean nobility with the title of count, which corresponds to earl in Britain. Today the land and properties administered by Count Michael Goëss-Enzenberg include vineyards, extensive fruit orchards and several splendid manor houses. The Enzenberg family’s connection with wine-growing can be traced back to 1698. Documents from that year refer to Enzenberg wine cellars in Terlan, Kaltern and Schwaz in North Tyrol. In the meantime, in spite of modernity Count Michael Goëss-Enzenberg has deliberately kept this tradition alive."