"ART IN THE BOTTLE, PLEASURE IN THE GLASS."
Klaus Lentsch is a young and family winery in South Tyrol and is one of the top wineries along the South Tyrolean Wine Road.
"Start the day with a smile and end it with a glass of wine from Klaus Lentsch."
Klaus Lentsch, offspring of an old-established South Tyrolean winemaking family, decided to take a new path in 2008 and has been producing wines typical of the region ever since. Bachgart, Fuchslahn and Eichberg are
historical vineyard sites that he can call his own. Discover the variety of tastes of the Cru wines from the Eisack valley, the fresh white wines from the Überetsch and the strong reds from the porphyry slopes in the lowlands.
"After a year of hard work in nature, in addition to the careful selection of the grapes, the attention to detail in the vinification of my wines is especially important to ensure a constant increase in quality!
Klaus Lentsch has built his base in 2013 in the middle of the vineyards of St. Pauls / Appiano. The generous new building of the winery stands out with clear lines from the lush green all around. An inviting place to explore the variety of wines from the Eisack valley, Überetsch and Unterland.
Perfect conditions for Klaus Lentsch to be able to implement his high quality standards. For Klaus Lentsch, an enthusiast in wine, the quest for quality begins directly at the vine in the vineyard. Perfection and attention to detail then continue in the cellar and in the marketing in the winery Amperg and worldwide with his customers.
ATZWANG IN THE SOUTHERN EISACKTAL
In 2008 Klaus Lentsch buys the first own vineyard in Atzwang. At the Hemberghof, the grape varieties Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer and Blauburgunder were already being cultivated at that time. With a lot of effort, the quality of the existing vines was manually awakened on the steep slopes and new vines were planted in part.
The unique Mediterranean and high alpine climate is the special feature of the Atzwang vineyard. This is one of the northernmost regions where Mediterranean cypresses and olive trees still feel at home today.
The steeply rising vineyard at an altitude of 380 - 580 m above sea level offers outstanding soil conditions with quartz porphyry, moraine deposits and glacial gravel.
EPPAN AND KALTERN IN ÜBERETSCH
The vineyards in Überetsch with the grape varieties Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer and Goldmuskateller were added in 2013 with the new building of the family estate.
Mediterranean hilly country, behind it a mountain ridge defying the cold winds. The climate already made the nobility stay. More than 180 castles, palaces and manor houses rise up out of the area, which is covered with vineyards and also offers the best conditions for winegrowing in Überetsch.
At an altitude of 250 - 450 m above sea level, the vines have optimal conditions with the mild temperatures and the soil of Adige gravel, moraine deposits and limestone rubble.
BRANZOLL AND PFATTEN IN THE UNTERLAND
The vineyards in Branzoll still come from the parental business and since 2010 they deliver the grapes for Klaus Lentsch's own wines.
The youngest vineyards owned by Klaus Lentsch are located in Pfatten, historical sites on the former Roman north-south connection "Via-Claudia-Augusta" where the autochthonous grape varieties Lagrein and Pinot Grigio (Ruländer, Pinot Gris) are cultivated.
At an altitude of 250 - 300 m above sea level, the vines have optimal conditions on the sun-blessed soils of porphyry rock and Adige gravel.
OUR WINE CELLAR
"For us, wine is a sum of various extremes."
These extremes must always be explored, discovered and optimally combined. These challenges pose enormous risks for a family-run winery, but Klaus Lentsch is happy to accept them in order to constantly improve the quality of his wines.
Thanks to modern cellar technology, the mechanical processing can be carried out as gently as possible. Gentle pressing of the perfectly ripened grapes and the subsequent fermentation process transform the grapes from must into young wine. With a lot of commitment and above all a lot of patience during the ripening process from the young wine in the cellar to the drinkable experience in the glass.
The wine is given the time to develop its full potential.
Every wine matures in the ideal container, whether steel barrel, small or large wooden barrel. The character of the wine and its location are in the foreground.