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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  • So much happens here at Snooth each week that it's easy not to notice some of ... dine with Snooth2007 Praxis LagreinDuring the recent filming of our new video reviews we happened to taste this wine and wow, what a find! This offers up beautifully framed aromas and flavors of crushed black and blue fruits with lovely hints of mocha and rosemar... Read More

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  • It’s time to wrap up my wining and dining report on St. Martin and I want ... 2007 Alois Lageder Rosato of Lagrein on the menu, which may very well be the perfect, Rose. We went through a pair of bottles and it worked with the food, and would be just as good on its own. A wine to watch out for. So now the final night, and we always save the bes... Read More

    From the article World Class Dining in St. Martin

  • Bottega Vinaia Lagrein 2002


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    Wine review by dmhart

  • Chateau Cos d’Estournel will forever hold a special place in my heart. ... ... Rosso di Montalcino and Lagrein. I won't spill the beans and tell you which one paired better with the veal, but I will say that the Steinraffler Lagrein is simply a killer bottle of wine. I recently finished off my last bottle of the 1997 and it was absolutely sin... Read More

    From the article Tasting Cos d'Estournel II

  • Hello! Stumbled upon this site the other day and dove right in. Really enjoying reading tasting reviews out there and seeing what other people have to say about some of my favorite wines.Heres one for you - what are you serving for Thanksgiving? Read More

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  • So a question in one of these threads, or perhaps in a comments thread on one ... ... heck I'll even throw in Lagrein. I drink them when I can but there are limited choices here in the states.So what's your favorite Read More

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  • Alois Lageder Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Rosé 2007


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    Wine review by mnd411

  • Elena Walch Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva Castel Ringberg 2005


    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

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • 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

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