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Lagrein

Lagrein is a red wine grape variety native to the Trentino-Alto Adige (South Tyrol) region in Northern Italy. It is known for its deep, dark colour, intense aromas, and full-bodied flavour profile. With its thick skins and high tannin levels, it is a versatile variety that can be used for a variety of styles.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Lagrein is a dark red grape variety, with deeply coloured juice and thick skins. It has aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, blackberry, and pepper, with a hint of spice. On the palate, it has a full-bodied, tannic structure, with flavours of blackberry and dark chocolate.

Fresh Lagrein grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Lagrein is mainly grown in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Northern Italy, particularly in the provinces of Bolzano and Trento. It is also found in small amounts in other parts of Italy, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Lagrein is a low-yielding variety, and its thick skins mean that it is well-suited to long maceration periods and aging in oak barrels. It is often used as a blending component, to add complexity and depth to other wines. In Trentino-Alto Adige, Lagrein is used to make a variety of styles, from light and fruity to full-bodied and complex. The lighter styles are light ruby in colour, and have aromas of dark cherry and raspberry, with notes of spice. The more complex styles are deep ruby in colour, and have aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, pepper, and spice. Lagrein has a full-bodied structure and intense flavours, making it a great choice for pairing with hearty foods. It pairs well with grilled red meats, game, and mature cheeses.

Foods to pair with Lagrein:

Pasta
Beef
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Lagrein
Lagrein is a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape variety. The first known mention of the variety was in a document from 1771, where it was referred to as “Lagrein di Appiano”.

Top Wines with Lagrein

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Elena Walch Lagrein (Selezione)

Elena Walch

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Elena Walch Lagrein (Selezione) is a captivating red wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the esteemed appellation of Alto Adige in Italy, this wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The unique terroir of the region imparts distinct characteristics to the wine, resulting in a truly remarkable expression. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that the wine retains its elegance and finesse. With its deep, ruby color and enticing aromas of dark berries and spices, Elena Walch Lagrein (Selezione) offers a rich and velvety palate, with well-integrated tannins and a long, satisfying finish. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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Tramin Lagrein

Tramin

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Tramin Lagrein is a premium red wine produced by Tramin Winery in the Alto Adige region of Italy. The wine is made from the Lagrein grape variety, which is grown in the vineyards located at an altitude of 250-500 meters above sea level. The vineyards are characterized by a unique microclimate, with warm days and cool nights, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a deep ruby color with aromas of black cherry, plum, and spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with firm tannins and a long, elegant finish.
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St. Michael-Eppan Lagrein

St. Michael-Eppan

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St. Michael-Eppan Lagrein is a captivating red wine that hails from the St. Michael-Eppan appellation in Italy. This wine is crafted from grapes grown in vineyards that benefit from the region's unique microclimate and mineral-rich soils. The winemaking process involves careful selection and hand-harvesting of the Lagrein grapes, followed by a meticulous fermentation and aging process. The result is a wine with a deep, ruby-red color and a complex bouquet of dark berries, spices, and hints of chocolate. With its medium to full-bodied and velvety texture, St. Michael-Eppan Lagrein offers a harmonious balance of fruitiness and elegance, making it a delightful choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a refined and memorable experience.
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Muri-Gries Lagrein Südtirol

Muri-Gries

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Muri-Gries Lagrein Südtirol is a juicy red wine produced by the historic Muri-Gries Abbey in the South Tyrol region of Italy. The wine is made from the Lagrein grape variety, which is known for its deep color and rich flavor profile. The vineyards are located on steep slopes with a mix of soils, providing ideal growing conditions for the grapes. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in old oak barrels. The resulting wine is medium-bodied with delicate aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, and spices, and a long, smooth finish. Muri-Gries Lagrein Südtirol is a perfect choice for wine lovers looking for a high-quality, elegant red wine with a unique character.
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Terlan (Terlano) Lagrein Riserva Gries

Terlan (Terlano)

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Terlan Lagrein Riserva Gries is a captivating red wine hailing from the Terlano (Terlan) appellation in Italy. Crafted with utmost care, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the vineyard it originates from. The Gries vineyard, known for its ideal microclimate and well-drained soils, imparts a distinct terroir-driven quality to the wine. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its deep ruby color and intense aromas of dark berries and spices, this Lagrein Riserva offers a full-bodied and velvety palate, with well-integrated tannins and a long, satisfying finish.
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