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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  • Girlan 448 s.l.m. Rosso 2013

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    Wine review by Vfalk80


  • 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

    From the article Top Red Holiday Bottles from Alto Adige


  • 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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  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX has a decent selection of Italian wines overall.  Napa Cabs in Chino isn't bad, either--they actually have wines from Ghemme, which are not easy to find.  But no Lagrein, alas. I enjoyed the Imagery (Remy in WA grows one, not as good), but the best Lagrein is from Sudtiro... Read More

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  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... ... of the source of the Lagrein grapes other than Paso Robles, I would not be stunned if they came from Caparone.  Anyway, as Foxall suggests, I will be looking for an Italian example of Lagrei Read More

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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


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