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LAGREIN 2019 DOC Südtirol-Alto Adige
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KELLEREI BOZEN
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Popular in Alto Adige, Lagrein is a thin-skinned high acid grape that makes lighter, often somewhat tannin reds in this high sub-alpine region. In fact, 98% of all Lagrein comes from Italy. It has a deep purple colour and a somewhat floral, rose/violet-tinged, bright, raspberry-black-currant nose along with some mineral notes. It’s very dry and medium to medium-light bodied with lots of tangy, high acid, red cherry flavours followed up by a very crisp, unoaked, mineral-driven finish. It would cut through the juicy fat of summer sausages, especially if slightly chiled in hot weather. Nicely made, although it’s a bit of an acquired taste. CSPC 17637
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Italy
Region Alto Adige
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry, Tangy, Raspberry-Cherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: One of the simple oenological pleasures of northern Italy, lagrein is a fleshy, juicy, firm red grape with moderate tannins and structure generally based more on acids. This example from the highly reliable cooperative in Bozen (Bolzano) is clean, ripe and fruity, indeed very ripe for Lagrein, displaying ample black fruit, wild plums and blackberry in an inviting style, with a solid measure of sapidity and also very good length. I love the immediate pleasure, the crunchy, vibrant palate. Fans of zesty reds will find comfort here. Be sure to chill lightly before enjoying. Score - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, Feb. 2, 2021) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 29, 2021
Cases bought 240 (12 bottles per case)

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