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

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Alto Adige

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

  • Northeast

  • Trentino

      Trentino is the southernmost province of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in the north of It...

  • 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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  • Pravis

    We work within nature to give value to a patrimony born of grueling work, of challenges to us as ...

  • St. Michael Eppan

    St. Michael Eppan, the innovative Winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the ...

  • Azienda Agricola Elisabetta Foradori

    The cliffs of the Adige Valley change their appearance as the light shifts across them: awe inspi...

  • Barone de Cles

    The Piana Rotaliana is located in the heart of the charming Trentino landscape, whose mainly feat...

  • Santa Margherita

    Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Vene...

  • Abbazia di Novacella

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  • Elena Walch Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva Castel Ringberg 2005

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    Beaujolais-esque nose. Similar flavors, sweet ripe blackberry. Young, bright and fruity. Fan of Beaujolais will like it. Bigger wine lovers may not. Read More

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  • d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2006 was rated 95+ by parker and 77 by Wine Spectator,Has anyone tried this wine and what was your rating?I guess with South Australian Shiraz you either despise it or really enjoy it. Read More

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  • Lagrein Riserva 'Mantsch' 2005

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    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol 2007

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    I like it very much! It's rotondo, with a nice flavour of deep red cherries. At the end of your mouth you will taste mineral earth. Really a great wine for the price Read More

    Wine review by Anna Rose


  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol 2007

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    I like it very much! It's rotondo, with a nice flavour of deep red cherries. At the end of your mouth you will taste mineral earth. Really a great wine for the price! Read More

    Wine review by Anna Rose


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  • I am new to Snooth, so I am about to try some of the recommended wines, but.....My wife and I taste different wines at various wines shops about once a month. I have attended about half a dozen wine and food tasting events, and four or five wine and dinner pairings. Inevitably, the wines we like are the higher priced wines (even in blind tasti... Read More

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  • Castelfeder Lagrein Alto Adige DOC 2007

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  • If you are in the Santa Barbara area August 5 - check out Passort to Wine. ... ... de Provence, FR06 Terlano, Lagrein Rosé, Alto-Adige, IT08 SoloRosa, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA07 SB Winery, Rosé of Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley,CAExcellent price of $25.00 7 Read More

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