Elena Walch Lagrein 2018
- Italy, 750ml
This Lagrein Elena Walch gleams invitingly with its intensive and dense garnet red colour. The complex bouquet captivates with discreet spicy aromas, with cocoa together with wild berries and sweet cherries in the background. Distinctive tannin structure, smooth fullness, playful yet rustic elegance and youthful freshness as well as a long, juicy finish classify the palate.
- Winery: Elena Walch
- Varietal: Lagrein
- Region: Alto Adige DOC, Italy
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
Food pairing: Full-flavoured, savoury dishes such as venison, game, red meat or mature cheeses
Lagrein is a red wine grape variety native to the valleys of South Tyrol, northern Italy. Along with Marzemino, it is a descendant of Teroldego, and related to Syrah, Pinot Noir and Dureza.
Run by the matriarch Elena Walch, and her two daughters Julia and Caroline in the picturesque Dolomite mountains, Elena Walch centres around the famous Castel Ringberg vineyard, which ‘rings’ 1620 Habsburg castle. With superb cool climate conditions, the steep, sunny slopes of dolomite rock with loose reddish limestone create a unique terroir. This site produces fresh and elegant white wines as well as a famously concentrated and velvety Lagrein - the ‘insiders’ wine of the Alto-Adige. Lagrein has a complex bouquet with spicy aromas, distinctive tannin structure, smooth fullness, and a playful yet rustic elegance.
- 90 Points - Wine Spectator USA
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