By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/28/2009 | Send Email
Lagrein is the Alto Adige’s most powerful and famous indigenous grape variety that has been said to have its genetic roots in Syrah. The wines are dense, dark and meaty, not unlike what you might expect in Syrah. The Alto Adige is the most northerly portion of Italy and is bordered by Austria to the north, the Alps to the west and the Dolomites to the east. The wine is soft, supple, seductive, complex, full of blackberry fruit, earth, licorice and violets and fresh crushed black pepper. It’s almost opaque in color and is an excellent example of this varietal in a spectacular vintage!