IT-WDG-03-18

Lagrein Alto Adige, Ansitz Waldgries

Lagrein Alto Adige, Ansitz Waldgries
  • 100% Lagrein
  • 10-35 year old vines
  • clay and sandy soils
  • 306 meters elevation
  • Fermentation and extended maceration up to 35 days in barrique
  • 2000 cases produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Trentino/Alto Adige
Appellation:
Alto Adige DOC
Variety:
Lagrein
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
90
Date:
2020-09-17

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2020-11-02
Review:
The 2018 Lagrein is an understated, dark beauty of a wine. It takes a little time in the glass to show its best, but it then blossoms to reveal a hint of Christmas spice, giving way to black cherry, sweet mint, sage and stone dust. The textures are silky and soothing, coating all that they touch in a mix of red fruit with hints of blueberry and liquid violet florals. There doesn’t seem to be a single hard edge to be found here. Instead, the finale speaks to elegance, with a subtle twang of minerals and acid that perfectly frames the entire experience. Give this a year or two in the cellar, and then enjoy for up to a decade. The Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein sees twenty days of skin contact, after which it’s aged all in large barrels from 35-45 hectoliters in size.