Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

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Italy  Alto Adige 

Single vineyard Lagrein aged in big barrels the traditional way.

Features Unoaked, Reserve, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Lagrein
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Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl 2015 75cl cl

We describe the gorgeous Lagrein as the gateway to this magnificent wine. That may be a little unfair as the Lagrein is a splendid wine in itself and is not really a mere stepping-stone to this Riserva.

That said, there is a world of difference between the two. It is the difference about which people ask when discussing the similarities. or otherwise, between wines from the same grapes, made by the same winemaker but with a different label. "What is the difference between Lagrein and Lagrein Riserva?"

The grapes for the Lagrein can come from any of the Kurtatsch vineyards but those for the Riserva come exclusively from the Frauenrigl, between 280 and 350 metres, where the grapes reach full ripeness before harvesting. The soil here is mainly red clay which adds spiciness to the wine. The ripeness of the grapes give aromas and flavours of elderberries, black cherry and cocoa beans. Then the wine is matured in oak barriques which adds balsamic tannins. It is then aged in large wooden barrels which helps to balance the flavours with the tannins and acidity. The result is a very concentrated wine with some earthiness and a tremendous long and fruity finish.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Kellerei Kurtatsch
Country Italy
Region Alto Adige
Features Unoaked, Reserve, Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Foudre (big wood)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Lagrein
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Carbon Neutral, Malolactic
Product Code 39KH1015
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 29 May 2018
Keep Until 2030+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 4 at Alpine Wines HQ
81 at London Warehouse
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