Learn about Lagrein — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Deeply rooted in Italy's high elevation Alto Adige area, Lagrein has recently experienced a great renaissance. While the climate is cool there, the sun is intense. The best Lagrein usually comes from the warm slopes near the bustling city of Bolzano.
Tasting Notes for Lagrein
Lagrein is a dry, red wine with a relatively high acidity and tannin level. The grape shows an intensity of black fruit balanced by a gorgeous perfume reminiscent of fresh herbs, cut grass, juniper and violets. On the palate, bright red cherries and a savory splash lighten up hefty tannins.
Perfect Food Pairings for Lagrein
Lagrein’s sturdy character and concentration of fruit make it a natural pairing to gamey meats, venison stew, hearty beef dishes, pork chops with fennel and hard cheeses.
Sommelier Secrets for Lagrein
Lagrein Kretzer (German) or Rosato (Italian) is the spicy rosé version, which is delicious with smoked fish and white meat.
- Bordeaux Red Blends246
- Cabernet Sauvignon164
- Pinot Noir116
- Rhône Blends94
- Other Red Blends73
- Cabernet Franc6
- Nero d'Avola6
- Petite Sirah6
- Other Red Wine5
- Tuscan Blends3
- Nerello Mascalese1
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate1
- Standard (750ml)1
Weingut Nusserhof Lagrein Riserva 2005Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy