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Elena Walch / Castel Ringberg & Kastelaz
Winery Wines Files 10

Red wine 2011 Alto Adige DOC Lagrein Riserva Castel Ringberg, Alto Adige, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 50.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Registration number: #EW-L140411

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 18 August, 2016
Editor note: Firm nose, nutty, spicy oak, light herbaceous notes, ripe, partly preserved black berries and some cherries, hint of tobacco and some eucalyptus, touch of bacon and peppery traces. Firm, polished, very dark fruit on the palate, fine, fairly prominent tannins, light nutty oak, hint of tobacco, sooty traces, tannins still youthful, fine and sandy, generally well integrated, concentrated and persistent, earthy notes, delicate hint of bacon, firm grip, hint of coffee grounds in the background, still very slightly astringent on a very good finish.
Best to drink: 2017-2026+ What our ratings mean

DOC area (also South Tyrol, ital. Alto Adige or dell'Alto Adige) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian wine growing area South Tyrol. There are six sub-zones, which are regarded as separate DOC areas and under this name do not cover the entire product range, but only certain types of wine. These are Bozner Leiten (Italian: Colli di Bolzano), Valle Isarco, Merano hills (Meranese di Collina), St. Magdalene (Santa Maddalena), Terlano (Terlano) and Vinschgau (Valle Venosta). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna followed by the name of...

The northern part of the Italian double region Trentino-South Tyrol; the southern part is Trentino. The Italian name is Alto Adige. Geographically it corresponds to the autonomous province of Bolzano (ital. Bolzano). The Rhaeto-Romans planted the first vineyards here as early as 1,000 BC, making South Tyrol one of the oldest German-speaking wine-growing regions. Here the Romans learned from the Celts the use of wooden wine barrels for storage and transport. In the Middle Ages viticulture reached its highest flowering. The German emperors, who went to Rome for their coronation, got to know and appreciate South Tyrolean wine on their travels....

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The red grape variety comes from Trentino-Alto Adige(Italy). The name probably derives from the Valle Lagarina in Trentino. Synonyms are Blauer Lagrein, Burgundi Lagrein, Lagrain, Lagrino, Lagroin and Landschwarze. A "Red Lagrein" (wine) is named by the Tyrolean peasant leader Michael Gaismair (1490-1532) around 1525. However, the earliest mention of a Lagrein variety in a document from Gries near Bolzano dating from 1318 refers to a white wine. Until the 18th century, the term "Lagreiner" was usually used to refer to a white wine. However, its identity is not clear, as it could have been Savagnin Blanc(Traminer) or Lagarino...

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