This is a superb rose from Italy produced from the ancient grape, Lagrein. It has a deep, dark pink colour and almost like a light-red wine it has juicy, fruity aromas with floral , violet notes. The palate is medium-bodied and ripe with a slight bitter edge to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Hints of wild strawberry and crushed plum fruit, accented by mandarin orange zest and dried herb are also evident before a zesty, tangy finish completes a wonderful taste experience.
3 Point Summary
Floral aromas with flavours of black cherry and raspberry.
Did you know..?
The grape variety Lagrein is first mentioned in texts dating back to the 16th Century.
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Serve at Temp
6 *C / 43 *F
Lagrein is an ancient grape variety that finds its home in the sunny vineyards of Trentino-Alto Adige in north-eastern Italy. Its wines are strong and full bodied with plum and wild cherry flavours, and the variety is particularly well known for the deep, dense colour it imparts on wines. Lagrein has a characteristically north-Italian fresh, acidic structure and a slightly astringent finish, making it best paired with food and use for the production of Rosé.
"A surprisngly robust pinot-Noir that is a superb example of Italian production. Very rewarding."
Alto Adige is located just below the Italian border with Austria in a ‘Y’ shaped glacial valley. The vineyards creep up the valleys in horizontal rows and although only small - circa 13,000 acres - the region varies enough to have 7 distinct growing sub-regions. It is widely regarded to produce the world’s best Pinot Grigio alongside superb Pinot Bianco and Pinot Noir. The city of Bolzano is in the centre of Alto Adige and is well worth a visit for its truly incredible scenery.