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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  • Italy

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  • Alto Adige

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

  • Trentino-alto Adige

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  • Northeast

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  • Südtirol

  • Terlano

  • Côté Tariquet

  • Alto Adige - Südtirol

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Lagrein on Snooth

  • Kellerei St.magdalena Lagrein Gries Südtirol DOC Kellerei St. Magdalena Italien Südtirol/Trentino Bozen Kellerei St. Magdalena Lagrein 2011

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    Clear and transparent, straw yellow (not very intense colour), consistent.Intense and complex aromas, with honey and nougat notes: white flowers and fruits.Slightly acid and very little salty. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Cantina Terlano Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Gries Riserva 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein Alto Adige Praepositus Riserva 2008

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    Wine review by AbbaziaDiNovacella


  • Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2011

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    Wine review by AbbaziaDiNovacella


  • Hi everyone....I just finished uploading all our wines (and we have lots!) from Abbazia di Novacella.  Have you heard of these amazing wines??? and it is full of rich history too - a monastery in Alto Adige, Italy dating back to 1142 (yes, that's 870 years of history!).I am trying to get a feeling of how Snooth works....has anyone tasted the win... Read More

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  • Manincor Lagrein 2010

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    Aromas of licorice, eucalyptus, cassis, lingonberry, spice, herb notes over black and purple fruit. Also, some Indian spice. On the palate, stringent fruit. Flavors of skins and stems. Dry. Tar, maduro tobacco leaf, iron and black pepper influences. Black plum and roasted meat jus. Very dark and burly.88 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Girlan Lagrein Cuvée Girlan 2011

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    Intense white wine, pretty strong as for the alcoholic grade (14,5%). Clear and transparent straw yellow, very consistent at sight.Intense aromas with pretty complex flowery and fruity notes (apples).Slightly salty and acid enough, very persistent and equilibrated.An "important" white wine, not suggested for apetizers, but rather with white meat Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Muri Gries Lagrein 2010

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    Wine review by dlellis


  • Lagrein DOC Kellerei Kurtatsch-Cantina di Cortaccia 2011

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    Dark ruby red wine with intesive and "tricky" aromas: its first notes may suggest an aged wine, while few and long legs, acid taste tell us this wine as still a long way to go.Very nice in mouth, mostly delicate with the tannins still developing all their potentials.Best tasted in 2 years or more. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Teroldego is almost exclusively produced in Trentino’s Campo Rotaliano, a ... its fruity side. Much like Lagrein to the north in the Alto Adige, Teroldego has undergone a revolution as of late. Pergolas have been replaced with Guyot and the wines are being crafted in a more concentrated style.Teroldego generally produces medium-bodied wines wit... Read More

    From the article Tasting Notes on Teroldego


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