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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  • Alois Lageder Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Lindenburg 2004


    Wow this is an amazing wine: dark chocolate cherries, herbal and acidic notes, almost a rustic vegetal woodsiness that tingles the nose greatly. i love this medium bodied wine worth the money!!!! It makes me like Italy all over again! Read More

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  • Bottega Vinaia Lagrein 2008


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  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyard Lagrein Paso Robles 2008


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  • Cortaccia Lagrein 2007


    Yummy with firm tannins and a nice finish! Read More

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  • Ever look at a winelist and say WOW? Finding great deals, and laughable ones as well?Well, I am looking for people to review their favorite and most despised wine lists. Highlighting great wine friendly dishes, or disasters in the making would be welcomed as well!Let me know if you're interested. Read More

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  • So, I am beginning to write a series of emails that you can vote on. Problem ... island of wines to put here; Lagrein from the Alto Adige!Yup, that's my top 5, what are yours?I am looking forward to seeing this concept develop and can'twait to start publishing the result!   &nbs Read More

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  • Heartland Stickleback Red 2008


    Epicurean Wines is a reliable importer from Seattle, bringing over a wide ... ... lifted by small amounts of Lagrein, and Dolcetto (usually found in Northeastern and Northwestern Italy) which add bright red fruit flavors, a touch of acidity and enough tannins to hold it all together. Fun, but not complex, and it certainly won't be long lived ... Read More

    Wine review by ttocsffej

  • Last week we began a tour of Italy’s great white grapes with a look at ... After all I love Teroldego, Lagrein and a good, simple Schiava, but we’re talking about whites today and this corner of Italy is prime white wine country!You probably are already familiar with many of these wines. Just guess where your favorite Pinot Grigio comes from! ... Read More

    From the article Guide to Italian Whites - Part II

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