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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  • Meran Weinkellerei

    Meran, the well known spa town where the 300 sunny days a year pamper its guests, is called the p...

  • Abbazia di Novacella

    The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern sid...

  • Barone de Cles

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

  • Santa Margherita

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  • Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol 2011

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    When I tasted it, the bottle was probably still young. I'm sure older will definitely improve.Clear and transparent, not very consistent, nice ruby colour.Intense aromas, with great fruit notes and some chemical notes too."Warm" at taste, slightly salty, persistent. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • 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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  • Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2011

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  • 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


  • Pojer E Sandri Merlino 2000

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    "Merlino" was my first discovery in the world of red sweet wines.Fortified with brandy, this red wine from schiava and lagarino grapes is an amazing dessert wine. With notes of mature red fruits and spices (chocolate) a warm, strong taste, it paries great with dark chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


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