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Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

Red Wine, Italy
complex Lagrein that never fails to impress

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Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

Red Wine, Italy

Availability: In stock

complex Lagrein that never fails to impress
Single vineyard Lagrein aged in big barrels the traditional way.
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Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl 2015

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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.


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Product code 39KH10
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Kellerei Kurtatsch
Colour Red Wine
Style Red, Single Variety, Still, Dry
Variety Lagrein
Key Features Unoaked, Reserve, Vegetarian
More Features Slow Wine, Malolactic
Country Italy
Region(s) Alto Adige
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Foudre (big wood)
Last Tasted 29 May 2018
Vintages NV
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[39KH1015] 2015

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size: 0.75
vintage:NV
stock: 114
of which 1 at HQ available for late cutoff express delivery
product code:[39KH1015]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Lagrein
alcohol:13.5
last checked in:2018-05-29
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