In addition to Pinot Noir and Schiava, this is one of Alto Adige’s leading red wine varieties. Lagrein is an indigenous wine filled with character. Its origins are deeply rooted in Bolzano, and it has recently experienced a genuine renaissance. Lagrein is impressive with its aromas of berries, fresh cherries, and violets. On the palate, it demonstrates a velvety body and soft acidity. After aging in small oak casks, tones of spice lend the top selections additional charm and character. A rosé version of the
grape is also made, known as “Lagrein Kretzer” (or “Lagrein Rosato”).
Area under cultivation:
Primarily in Bolzano and Bassa Atesina
in gravelly valley areas such as the Bolzano basin, where the soils remain warm for a long time in the autumn ( sand, gravel, Bolzano porphyr). On the slopes, cultivation is limitedly possible up to 300 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level.
16-18º C. (61-64º F.) for Lagrein, 10-12º C. (50-54º F.) for Lagrein Rosé
game, dark meats, aged cheeses