Lagrein

Common synonyms: Lagarino, Lagrain, Lagrein Kretzer

Parentage of the grape: Teroldego crossed with Schiava gentile

History of the grape: First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the Lagarina valley in Trentino. DNA profiling proved in 2004 that Lagrein is the product of a cross between Schiava Gentile and Teroldego. This grape variety is frequently added in small quantities to lighter, softer varieties such as Pinot Nero and Schiava. In such a role, it contributes acidity, color, and tannin. Lagrein is extremely productive, but when not overcropped, it can make truly formidable wines.

In 1988, Peter May of Melbourne University brought Lagrein to Australia. Small quantities of the variety are planted in the United States as well.

Characteristics of the grape: deep in color, firmly tannic, with good acidity and flavors of chocolate, herb, and plum. Can have a bitter finish.

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  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... in the US, was California Lagrein, Nebbiolo and Trousseau. I heartily applaud those efforts. The Lagrein in particular was really interesting. Darker and richer than what I've had from N. Italy but not in the least jammy and overdone, had kind of dusty cocoa overtones on the fi... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • So anyone else get anything good?I missed the Lagier Meredith. Also Black Cat. ... bottlings of Teroldego and Lagrein and Nebbiolo? That's the kind of stuff I find really hard to pass on.And the WL note that OT posted was a pretty outstanding offer to Read More

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  • Girlan 448 s.l.m. Rosso 2013

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  • What varietals do you think would match my fruit-driven palette well, such as ... Noir. Also maybe St Laurent, Lagrein, and Graciano. However, all of those come in various iterations, so it's not really useful to talk about varieties alone - you have to include info about the producer, the vintage, and the particular bottling.You can find good... Read More

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  • I've been trying wines from different Beaujolais regions and have yet to find one that I love. Here are the ones I've tried with disappointing results:Clos de la Roilette Fleurie '13Fessy Regnie Chateau des Reyssiers '11Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages '11Beaujolais NouveauWith all these wines, the problem is that the wines don't have the vibrant red... Read More

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  • It took me thirteen hours to get to Italy, and twenty-three hours to return to ... Alto Adige and one on Lagrein – about six months ago, I was seduced by the chance to learn more about this region. Alto Adige makes a large percentage of the highest quality wines in Italy though it makes a relatively small percentage of Italy’s overall producti... Read More

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  • That's a tough price range, David.  The one Chardonnay maker that you ... blend of Syrah,Petite Sirah, Lagrein, Merlot and Mourvedre.  According to Wine Searcher it looks like several retailers are offering it in the high teens.In the meantime, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  Please feel free to jump into any of the conversation Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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