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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  • Weingut Niklas Sudtiroler Lagrein 2005


    I bought 2 bottles of this over 2 years ago, at which time I cracked one open. I remember it being a delightful wine, full of spicy fruit and gamey flavours, so I was looking forward to opening the second one.The colour had definitely changed. From a deep purple it has matured into deep garnet with a brick rim. On the nose there are notes of dri... Read More

    Wine review by Benzibar

  • I am hoping someone with some pairing knowledge can help me. for Valentines day, I am making a nice, intimate dinner... I have pairings for the appetizer and dessert... but I am looking for a main dish pairing..I am basically making a bone-in pork chop, which I dredge in semolina flour (vs regular, cause I like the slight crust) and totally dr... Read More

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  • AmuseAgave candied bacon w/ chocolate kissDuck with Celeriac and CherryGunthorp Farm Duck heart, duck breast, duck crackling, celeriac fondant, brandied cherry gastriquePastaSaffron spaghetti, fried leek hearts, oyster mushroomsRocket and ArtichokeRocket salad w/ artichoke hearts and pine nutsPork and ChicoryEncased Faiths Farm pork shoulder, gr... Read More

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  • Praxis Central Coast Lagrein 2005


    P R A X I S 2006: A Higher Elevation of Something Completely ... quite a wine experience)Holy Lagrein! Whiffs of sanguine plasma and anchovy coming from first open & taste, nose of green quince skins, tastes e rose pedals, more tastes of soft black current without harshness, semi-sweet to bitter chocolate and Anjou pear back ground, solid blac... Read More

    Wine review by gtv john

  • 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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  • 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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