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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  • Italy

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  • Alto Adige

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

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Lagrein on Snooth

  • does anyone know of a reasonable spicey wine for autumn? I've heard Beringer makes a 'wirches brew' but can't find it anywhere....any one?   Read More

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  • Beyond the Clouds Gran Cuvée Weinkellerei Elena Walch 2009

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  • My wife and I are hosting a German dinner in about a month.  She has the easy part, coming up with the menu and delivering on her fine cooking.  Wienerschnitzel and Spatzle are the main course, with probable sides of grean beans and such.  My part is to come up with matching beverages.  The beer is easy.  I'll find something good in a small keg ... Read More

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  • Hofstätter Lagrein Dunkel Trentino/Alto Adige 2007

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    Lightly smoky on the nose and gently oaky with a backdrop of gently leafy tones to the sweet red currant fruit. On the palate this exhibits a firm bed of fine grained tannins. The mouthfeel is a bit lean and quite focused with mineral and soil driven flavors that lead to a slightly meaty, cherry skin finish. This is a bit small and quite jewel l... Read More

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  • Intaglio Rosso Trentino D.O.C 2006

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  • ‘Hey, I’m hearing great things about the Finger Lakes,’ spoken by the collective ‘they.’ Sure, I’d tasted a bottle of Konstantin Frank or two, but embarrassingly had never visited. Summer heat finally drove me to the car, down past the paper trail of Scranton, PA’s ‘The Office,’ north bound to Ithaca, the tail of Cayuga Lake, where all the smart... Read More

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  • Heinrich Mayr-Nusser Lagrein Südtirol-Nusserhof Riserva 2005

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    Somewhat similar to a Mencia. Nose of waxy, perfumed sweet dried fruit with a hint of nail polish. Very ripe not sweet but savory slightly sour fruit, almost chewy, with smoked meat notes. Seems a bit watery mid-palate but has a chewy depth to the wine. Unremarkable finish of fruit and meat notes. Body medium, acid medium. Dry. Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • So we're all here and we see that many of us got bitten by the sweet white wine bug, only to move on? My wine life begn  ightIalandne, ent through almost everything else, ends with medium to light Italian red wines, only to start the circuit again, yes my tastes change, evolve and vary! So where did you start, where are you, where do you want to... Read More

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  • Zweigelt Loach IGT Radoar 2007

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    I just discovered this South Tyrol producer and wine and have become very fond ... The Rot (red) IGT (pinot and lagrein, is it?) is also lovely.However...this Loach IGT name has gotten mistakenly translated to naming DeLoach (US) as the producer. The producer is Norbert Blasbichler, Radoar, in Alto Adige, Valle Isarco, Ital Read More

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  • Bottega Vinaia Lagrein 2005

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