This Lagrein is characterised by a lively ruby red colour and a variety of aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruits. A full, pleasantly warm and intense wine with a velvety softness. A red wine of distinction, unique in its way, and only to be found in South Tyrol. It goes exceedingly well with meat, roasts and spicy cheeses, but it is also a wine to savour and for meditation, above all when it is drunk following several years of ageing and maturation in the bottle.
VINEYARDS: In Gries, the typical area of Lagrein next to Bolzano
VINIFICATION: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 15 months in big oak tanks
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 13.50 %
yr. 2008 Vinous Antonio Galloni:
88 of 100 Points.
"Vinous Antonio Galloni" has rated the wine "St. Michael-Eppan San Michele Appiano Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2008 on 01.08.2010 with 88 of 100 points.
yr. 2004 Wine Spectator:
85 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "St. Michael-Eppan San Michele Appiano Lagrein Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2004 on 30.06.2007 with 85 of 100 points.
Lagrein, aged in oaken barrels, is a strong and elegant wine with an unmistakable bitter berry scent and a likeable flavour of vanilla and violets.
Luminous pale yellow in color Luminous pale yellow in color, this wine shows well-balanced apple, banana and vanilla notes. Full of character, it is well-structured and pleasantly salty on the tongue. Partial aging in small oak barrels lends this wine structure and elegance. It is well suited to cellar aging.
Those who have a little patience and can cellar their "Kirchhügel" Cabernet for a length of time will be rewarded with tertiary aromas that are reminiscent of an oriental tea ceremony: cedar, suede, tobacco, roasted hazelnuts, sponge cake, and dried blackberries.
dark ruby red colour, tannic and strong body. Best paired: to game, wild poultry, darker meats and cheeses.
The Lagrein St. Valtentin is easily recognisable thanks to its almost black colour. Complex cocoa and Prunella aromas, dark fruits of the forest and vanilla typify the bouquet, which are spread in a complex way. The wine unleashes an immense strength on the palat. It possesses a finely-integrated structure and smooth-strong tanning agents that linger harmoniously in the mouth.