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Bottega Vinaia Lagrein 2004

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    Winemaker Notes

    Color: Intense ruby red

    Bouquet: Complex, with strong scents of vanilla, violets and wild berries, tending to musk and burnt wood with aging.

    Taste: Well-structured and balanced, with a harmony between tannins and acidity that renders it soft and velvety with a persistent finish.

    Serving suggestions: Serve at a cool room temperature with roasted red meats and other robust entrées.

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    Bottega Vinaia, Italy
    Bottega Vinaia, an exceptional limited production "Cru" varietal wine from nothern Italy, marks a new direction for Trentino-based Cavit, one of the most respected and successful wine producers in Italy. As a result of its long standing affiliation with many thousands of growers throughout northern Italy, Cavit's ability to first pinpoint then access a handful of vineyards that consistently produce outstanding quality grapes is literally second to none. From this unique position stems Cavit's resolve to showcase the wines of these extraordinary vineyards under the new and separate Bottega Vinaia label.
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    A mountainous northern Italian region heavily influenced by German culture, Trentino-Alto Adige is actually made up of two separate but similar regions: Alto Adige and Trentino.

    Trentino, the southern half, is primarily Italian-speaking and largely responsible for the production of non-native, international grapes. There is a significant quantity of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Merlot produced. But Trentino's native and most unique red variety, Teroldego, while still rare, is gaining popularity. It produces a deeply colored red wine rich in wild blackberry, herb, coffee and cocoa.

    The rugged terrain of German-speaking Alto Adige (also referred to as Südtirol) focuses on small-scale viticulture, with great value placed on local varieties—though international varieties have been widely planted since the 1800s. Sheltered by the Alps from harsh northerly winds, many of the best vineyards are at extreme altitude but on steep slopes to increase sunlight exposure.

    Dominant red varieties include the bold, herbaceous Lagrein and delicate, strawberry-kissed, Schiava, in addition to some Pinot Nero.

    The primary white grapes are Pinot grigio, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc, as well as smaller plantings of Sauvignon blanc, Müller Thurgau. These tend to be bright and refreshing with crisp acidity and just the right amount of texture. Some of the highest quality Pinot grigio in Italy is made here.

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    Incredibly concentrated in ripe blackberry and uncommonly sturdy in character, Lagrein balances its intensity with a gorgeous perfume reminiscent of fresh herbs, cut grass, juniper and violets. On the palate, bright red cherries and a savory splash lighten up its often hefty, but usually smooth, tannins. Deeply rooted in the 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. Lagrein Kretzer (German) or Rosato (Italian) is the spicy rosé version, which is delicious with smoked fish and white meat. Try Lagrein, the red wine, with gamey meats, beef and aged cheeses.

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