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K. Martini & Sohne Gurnzan Rueslhof Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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Average Price $22 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Lagrein is an ancient dark-skinned Italian variety from the Trentino-Alto Adige region, Northern Italy. Deep colored and richly textured with excellent mouthfeel, Lagrein exhibits plum and wild cherry flavors and is suited to barrel maturation. While lacking in tannins, Lagrein has a characteristically north Italian fresh, acidic structure and a slightly astringent finish, making it best paired with food.

Most wines are released under the generic Trentino-Alto Adige ...more


Region
  • Alto Adige (or Sudtirol to the German-speaking two-thirds of its inhabitants) is a wine-producing province of farthest northern Italy. It constitutes the northern half of the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region (the southern half being Trentino). Immersed in the Southern Limestone Alps, Alto Adige is bordered by Veneto to the east, Lombardy to the west and the Tirol region of Austria to the north.

    Stretching up to a latitude of 47 degrees north and altitudes of well over 10,000ft (3050m), Alto Adige is a region of topographical and climatic extremes. The region's key vineyard zones trace the north-south path of the Adige river, and are planted on the valley floor and the slopes above, many of which are incredibly steep. They run from Merano in the north down to the provincial border with Trentino in the south. Also significant is the ...more

  • Trentino-Alto Adige is Italy's northernmost wine region, located right on the Italian border with Austria. Although once dominated by the local Lagrein and Schiava varieties, in the 21st Century, its wines are increasingly made from well-known international varieties such as ...more

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