Elena Walch Lagrein 2020
- Italy, 750ml
This Elena Walch Lagrein gleams invitingly with its intensive and dense garnet red colour. After ageing in French oak barrels and Slavonian oak barrels, the complex bouquet captivates discreet spicy aromas, and cocoa, with wild berries and sweet cherries in the background. Distinctive tannin structure and smooth fullness give it a playful yet rustic elegance and youthful freshness as well as a long, juicy finish.
- Winery: Elena Walch
- Varietal: 100% Lagrein
- Region: Alto Adige DOC, Italy
- Vintage: 2020
- 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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