As a luogotenente, i.e. a governor serving the Austrian Empire, Georg Otto Ritter von Toggenburg demonstrated his character and foresight all of 170 years ago. The great-great-grandfather of Eberhard, Count Toggenburg dared to choose a new course both for himself and his family. He came to Bozen from Switzerland, where the family lived in Sargans Castle, and married there. As Minister of Trade he was appointed by the Austrian government to serve as the last Imperial Governor of Venice.
WHY DOES THIS WINE MATCH THIS PERSONALITY?
This red wine is courageous and unconventional, just like the luogotenente who gave our family its new home and future. We have taken an equally courageous step, moving to Tuscany where the family history will continue. My own interpretation of a Tuscan red wine is also unconventional: made from the Fogliatonda, Sangiovese and Teroldego varieties, it expresses my desires for my family. It is a project from the heart that on the label features my favourite colour, blue, one that I appreciate for its restrained yet powerful elegance.