Colterenzio Lagrein “Classic”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Lagrein is a character packed native variety of Alto Adige, and this is Colterenzio’s “go to” wine in the US sommelier scene.
Varietal Composition: 100% Lagrein
Elaboration: Fermentation takes place with the skins in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperature for 8 days, followed by malolactic fermentation and a few months refinement in a combination of concrete tanks and large wooden casks. Yields: 70hl/ha
Tasting Notes: Very dark garnet in color with violet reflexes, and an aroma of violets, black woodland berry fruits (bilberry and blackberry) with hints of dark chocolate; mouth-filling and spicy on the palate with ripe, velvety tannins and a long long finish. Complex and refined with hints of violets, cinnamon and red berry fruits.
2021 – 90 James Suckling
Colterenzio is one of the newest wineries in South Tyrol, composed of over 300 families working together. This is a new-generation cooperative that smashes preconceptions, proving that a humble “coop” can consistently deliver some of the most transparent, expressive wines in the top flight region of Alto Adige.
Member-winegrowers farm their grapes on a total of 300 hectares; the vineyards are located in one of the best wine growing sub-districts of Alto Adige, on altitudes ranging from 230 to 650 meters with 12 different varieties cultivated. Ecology is a driving principle here – Farming is sustainable and the winery was built with permaculture in mind.