sanct valentin lagrein riserva

Sanct Valentin Lagrein Riserva | 2015

Importer Notes:  Native to Sudtirol, Lagrein takes its name from the Valley Lagarina where it is said to have been discovered.  A compelling and deep red unlike any other and rarely planted outside of these Alpine walls. 

Grapes:  100% Lagrein

Farming:  Sustainable

Vineyard:  Wangger Farm near Bolzano.

Vine Age:  10-20 years

Altitude:  260-300 MASL

Soil:  Sandy, alluvial, morainic (ancient glacier melt).

Winemaking:   Fermentation in stainless steel, aging in French Oak (225l & 500l).  Blended and aged another 6 months in barrel.

Tasting Notes:  Coffee, cocoa, wild berries.  Full, complex and deep in color and flavor.

Pairings:  Game dishes and strong cheeses.

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