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Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

, Italy
complex Lagrein that never fails to impress

Availability: In stock

Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl

, 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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The Wine


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.

Vintage Information


Product code 39KH10
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Kellerei Kurtatsch
Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Lagrein
Key Features Unoaked, Reserve, Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Carbon Neutral, Malolactic
Country Italy
Region(s) Alto Adige
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Foudre (big wood)
Vintage NV
Vintages NV
Last Tasted May 29, 2018
name:Lagrein Riserva DOC Frauenrigl
product code:[39KH1015]
stock: 85 in London Warehouse
5 at Alpine Wines House
last checked in:2018-05-29

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