Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ever Tried an 11-year old Lagrein?

is a red wine grape variety native to the valleys of northern Italy in the Trentino-Alto Adige or Südtirol region. The vineyards are north of Bolzano, near the border with Austria. Supposedly a descendant of Teroldego, and related to Syrah and Pinot noir.

Now in stock!

1999 Hoffstatter Lagrein Steinraffler South Tyrol $29.99 Italy
The Hofstätter Lagrein is a delicious, harmonious wine, ideal for enjoying on its own or with food. It ranks among the top wines in the winery’s range. Today the classic Lagrein area is generally considered to comprise the alluvial soils on the outskirts of South Tyrol’s main town, Bolzano, especially vineyards in the suburb of Gries. This wine has loads of personality. It is full of vibrant red fruit and crisp acidity. But it also possesses often-hard-to-describe quality of 11 years in bottle. What a treat at this price!

*A special wine and an unheard-of price -- suggested retail $54!

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