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Rotwein 2008 Südtirol / Alto Adige DOC Lagrein Riserva Puntay, Alto Adige, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Classification: Riserva
Price: Up to 20.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Lagrein
Registration number: #ENK-L/10/104

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 29 March, 2020
Best to drink: Bis 2022+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: A somewhat woody bouquet of predominantly black berries with cherry notes, dried planty notes and earthy and peppery notes. Ripe, quite juicy fruit with smoky, wood-spicy and a little peppery tones, somewhat roasted and ethereal on the palate, herbaceous hints, certain warmth and power, hinted clove spice, sweetish melt, very good, juicy, also slightly jammy finish. Much more convincing than the first sample
wein.plus rating: 85 WP
Last reviewed: 17 October, 2011
Best to drink: Bis 2014.
Editor note: Fairly cool nose with some herbaceous notes, light lactic and volatile notes, preserved black berries, cherries and some red barries, moderate toasted notes with a whiff of chocolate, floral, vegetal and meaty traces. Tart juicy fruit on the palate, tart herbaceous notes, hint of citrus and some undergrowth, fairly prominent medium-fine tannins, light acid bite, also fairly creamy and quite full-bodied, not particularly deep, slightly astringent on a good finish.

DOC area (also South Tyrol, Italian Alto Adige or dell'Alto Adige) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian wine-growing area of South Tyrol. It is divided into six sub-zones, which are considered DOC areas in their own right and do not include the entire product range under this name, but only certain types of wine. These are Bozner Leiten (Colli di Bolzano in Italian), Eisacktaler (Valle Isarco), Meraner Hügel (Meranese di Collina), St. Magdalener (Santa Maddalena ), Terlaner (Terlano) and Vinschgau (Valle Venosta ). If the grapes come...

The northern area of the Italian double region Trentino-South Tyrol; the southern area is Trentino. The Italian name is Alto Adige. It corresponds geographically to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italian: 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 how to use wooden wine barrels for storage and transport. In the Middle Ages, viticulture reached its peak. The German emperors who went to Rome for their coronation got to know and appreciate South Tyrolean wine on their travels. A decline...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural 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 land...

This red grape variety comes from Trentino-South Tyrol(Italy). The name probably derives from the Valle Lagarina in Trentino. Synonyms are Blauer Lagrein, Burgundi Lagrein, Lagarino, Lagrain, Lagrino, Lagroin and Landschwarze. A "Red Lagrein" (wine) is mentioned 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 from 1318 refers to a white wine. Until the 18th century, "Lagreiner" usually meant a white wine. Its identity is not clear, however, because it could have been Savagnin Blanc (Traminer) or Lagarino BiancoLagarino...

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