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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  • Deep Sea Red 2009

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  • Good story D.  Charbono is still around - both Pride and Turley make it. ... stuff like Dolcetto, Freisa, Lagrein, Teroldego and so many other Read More

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  • Thought this was an interesting mailer I'd share with you all. Already forwarded the e-mail to Fox as he is one of the few champions of Dolcetto that I know. This would also fit in well with the "weekday wines" thread. Fox and I agreeing it's a good week day pasta night wine, or even a 1st wine in a flight of Northern Italian Reds. To all Best W... Read More

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  • Imagery Estate Winery Upper Ridge Lagrein 2011

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  • Imagery Estate Winery Upper Ridge Lagrein 2011

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • So you want to celebrate Earth Day do you? And what better way than with an ... Sauvignon, 25% Dolcetto, 7% Lagrein  Earthy on the nose and quite herbal with big black pepper and raw beefy notes layered under creamy, raw oak and lightly jammy black currant and black cherry fruit. Opulent and a touch sweet on entry, there’s enough tannin and ac... Read More

    From the article Organic and Under $15


  • Heartland Stickleback 2010

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    42% Shiraz, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Dolcetto, 7% Lagrein Earthy on the nose and quite herbal with big black pepper and raw beefy notes layered under creamy, raw oak and lightly jammy black currant and black cherry fruit. Opulent and a touch sweet on entry, theres enough tannin and acid here to help cut through the palate impression, though ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • If you want to learn all there is to know about wine, you will have to live a ... producers.  Dolcetto, lagrein, aglianico from Italy can all be had in very good forms for less than $25, often a lot less.  (The world's best dolcetti (the plural) are Chionetti and the Abbonas, Anna Maria being my favorite, and they are right around $20.  Really... Read More

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  • I'm a fan of the Monsanto CCR as well--been drinking the '08 and ... ... adventure.  What about Lagrein? Dolcetto? Nebbiolo? Even little Schiava?  That's the thing about Italy:  We know Chianti and other sangio wines, barbera and some others, but there's so many amazing varieties.  As the winemaking and viticulture improve, some of the less he... Read More

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  • Hello,My name is Kim and I just happened across this site tonight and was quite impressed with it.  To be as brief as possible, I love wine and would love to learn as much as possible about it, particularly so that I can better contribute to my Facebook page I just started called "For The Love Of Wine."  I impulsively decided to start it last ni... Read More

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