Alto Adige, Italy
The aim and impetus for the Cantina Riff project is to produce premium quality wines, a Pinot Grigio and a Merlot-Cabernet – blend, with distinctive character and style, unquestionable quality and extraordinary market value. The Riff – project has been initiated about ten years ago as a négociant-operation by the acclaimed Alois Lageder winery. In producing this independent brand, the Lageder winery team calls on its long–standing grower relationships, and winemaking and marketing expertise and credibility. The wines are produced and selected on-site near the vineyards of their origin and then blended and bottled at the Lageder winery.
The Riff project builds on long-term partnerships with selected grape growers in Italy’s northeastern Tre Venezie region, which has long been known as one of Italy’s prime sources for elegant and refined white wines and expressive, well-balanced red wines. The grapes for the Riff wines are grown in the northeastern Tre Venezie region, in vineyards that are located in the valleys and on the slopes of the Northeastern Italian Alps, which influence the climate and bless the area with priced alluvial soils.
See also Alois Lageder