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Lagrein, Abbazia di Novacella

Lagrein, Abbazia di Novacella
  • 100% Lagrein from vineyards in Bolzano’s Quirein district
  • Sandy-loamy alluvial soil
  • 260 m elevation
  • Fermentation on the skins in stainless steel for 15 days
  • Malolactic fermentation and maturation in 60 hl oak casks
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Trentino/Alto Adige
Appellation:
Alto Adige DOC
Variety:
Lagrein
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
91
Date:
2019-06-16
Review:
An early-drinking style of lagrein that shows raspberries, citrus and eucalyptus oil. Medium body, soft and juicy tannins and a supple finish. Drink now.

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2020-11-02
Review:
The 2018 Lagrein is dark and savory from the first tilt of the glass. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet of black cherry and blueberry, offset by hints of brown spice, sage and peppery florals. Then suddenly, the expression changes, with a much juicier personality than expected, further complicated by a mix of tart wild berry with a twist of citrus. The textures are light and feminine, but with authoritative grip. Fine tannins and minerals create further tension with a lip-smacking finale that urges you to take another sip.