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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  • Trentino-alto Adige

      Trentino-Alto Adige is in the north section of Italy, bordering the Austrian and Swiss Alp...

  • Italy

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  • Alto Adige

      Alto Adige is the north half of the larger region known as Trentino-Alto Adige, in norther...

  • Northeast

  • Trentino

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  • Südtirol

  • Terlano

  • Côté Tariquet

  • Alto Adige - Südtirol

      Alto Adige is the north half of the larger region known as Trentino-Alto Adige, in norther...

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  • Hear is a fairly fruity one for you Al.  While it is easy to get the red ... Seaboard finding an Italian Lagrein.  If you do, tell us about it.  I've never seen one her Read More

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  • Imagery Estate Winery Lagrein Paso Robles 2010

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    Bluish purple in the glass. Some herbalness mixed with red fruit on the nose. Easy to drink medium-weight red with a bit of the afore-mentioned red (plum) fruit. Fairly tight on the back of the tongue/palate where tannin and acid are detected. Quite a short aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Two very enjoyable evenings, OT.  We are planning to be up there, again, ... ... a shipment that included Lagrein, Viognier (one of the least appreciated wines in this adobe, but, maybe, thiis example will change our minds), Primitivo, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah and Syrah.  OK, I agree, the last two are not too hard to find in California, and, ... Read More

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  • Elena Walch Lagrein 2012

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    Impressed... 1st taste of an Alto Adige Red. Molto Bene Elena Walch Vineyards. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Lagrein Freienfeld 2005

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    Intense nose, lot of dried berries with some herbal notes. Strong and very long ... ... to the best Alto Adige Lagrein' Read More

    Wine review by thehans


  • Elena Walch Lagrein 2012

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    First taste of this varietal from Alto Adige and I was amazed... Reaching... but I would like to have this wine available at my venue. (Barolo Ristorante) USA should learn about this Piedmont Red. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Praxis Lagrein 2008

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    Wine review by calywa


  • J. Hofstatter Lagrein Alto Adige 2010

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    Wine review by Buck Becker


  • Deep Sea Red 2009

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    Wine review by poconopixie


  • Good story D.  Charbono is still around - both Pride and Turley make it. ... stuff like Dolcetto, Freisa, Lagrein, Teroldego and so many other Read More

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