BOTTEGA VINAI TRENTINO LAGREIN, ITALY

£15.50

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VITICULTURE
The Lagrein grape is indigenous to Trentino and thought to be related to Syrah. It makes great food wine, combining vibrant bitter cherry and plum fruit with darker, spicier notes. The 2019 vintage Bottega Vinai was awarded 3 ‘Harpers Wine Stars’ in 2022, including the overall ‘Star of Italy’!

Produced from fruit grown in the Valle del Sarca, on loose stony-limestone soils which benefit from the warm wind coming from Lake Garda. Lagrein prefers warm, sheltered areas and produces wine of noteworthy concentration and complexity.
WINEMAKING
Traditionally vinified at 28-29 degrees C with long maceration on the skins in small stainless steel tanks. It is then moved to barriques for 12-14 months and subsequently matured in large oak casks for a further 6 months.
OAK TREATMENT
6 months.
TASTING NOTE
A warm spicy nose with lightly smoky aromas, which mingle with plum, red berries and a hint of chocolate. The palate is finely structured with supple tannins and bright balancing acidity. Ripe plum and blackberry fruit lead to long, savoury finish with a typically Italian bitter cherry twist.
FOOD MATCHING
Delicious served with grilled red meat, stews or pasta with a concentrated meat or tomato sauce.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% LaGrein
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: Sustainable
Biodynamic: No

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