Lagrein is a full-bodied South Tyrolean wine, which goes particularly well with savoury dishes.
Lagrein is a red wine grape variety native to the valleys of South Tyrol. Along with Marzemino, it is a descendant of Teroldego, and related to Syrah, Pinot noir and Dureza. Cultivation of Lagrein in South Tyrol usually results in the tannic red wines Lagrein Scuro, or Lagrein Dunkel, or the fragrant rosé wines Lagrein Rosato, or Lagrein Kretzer.
Just like Pinot noir grapes, also Lagrein grapes require a Mediterranean climate. They grow particularly well on deep, loamy soil and are cultivated overheat on pergolas or according to the so-called trellis system. Lagrein wines are very dark ruby red in colour and have an aroma of violets, cherries and blackberries. They are full-bodied, highly tannic and sometimes even reveal dark chocolate savours. Lagrein is perfectly accompanied with game, savoury meat dishes, roast and hard cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18°C
The rosé wine Lagrein Kretzer is pale ruby red in colour and has a very fresh aroma. It goes particularly well with savoury starters, white and smoked meat.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14°C