Lagrein is a relatively curious north east Italian grape variety bizarrely well suited to Australia.
Sourced from two sites in the Adelaide Hills and Limestone Coast regions, the grapes are fermented and matured separately, with 21 months in seasoned French oak barrels prior to final assessment and blending.
Rich and dark red-purple in colour, the nose offers beautifully complex aromas of blackberries, plums, earth and leather notes with hints of wild herbs and peppery spice. Rich and opulent in the mouth, black fruits dominate the open, chocolately tannins lining the mid-palate with layers of flavour and complexity, hints of cedar, cigar box and vanilla unwinding on a lingering finish.
Made for something Italian, try with osso buco with a side of garlic and rosemary roast potatoes.
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