Lagrein Riserva Trentino DOC
Lagrein is a native grape that has always been widespread throughout Trentino Alto Adige, which produces a wine with an almost impenetrable color and violet reflections. With aromas of small red fruits, violet, undergrowth and spices, it resembles Syrah of the Rhône Valley with whom it shares family ties.
The first written records that testify its existence in the region date back to 1097 with harvest notes of the monks of Gries in Bolzano. It is surprising to know that during the peasants’ war that involved our region in the early 1500s, the rioters led by the South Tyrolean hero Michael Gasmayr also claimed the right (for us sacrosanct) to drink good Lagrein Dunkel. At the time Lagrein was a wine reserved only for the nobility, while lighter wines based on Schiava were destined for lower social classes.
GRAPES, Lagrein 100%
VINEYARD, single vineyard of 1,5 he in Pressano
SOIL, sedimentary soils with layers of compact sandstone, known as Werfen formation originated 260 million years ago
VINIFICATION, spontaneus fermentation in concrete tank
AGING, aging of 12 months mostly in concrete and a tiny part in old barrique
PRODUCTION, 10,000 bottles depending on the vintage