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2021 Kellerei Gries Lagrein RubenoLagrein from Italy

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Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 and lays claim to being one of the first wine-producing cooperatives in the region of Alto Adige. Andriano's vineyards are unique to the ar...

  • 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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Rating:

91

Explosive blackberry and elderberry aromas with a hint of bitter chocolate. This may not be terribly complex, but the dry tannins of the lagrein grape have been expertly tamed. The touch of smoked-bacon character neatly melds with the black fruit and velvety tannins to create a very satisfying whole. Rather long finish too! Drink or hold.

Product Description:

Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 and lays claim to being one of the first wine-producing cooperatives in the region of Alto Adige. Andriano's vineyards are unique to the area because they are protected to the west by Mount Gantkofel, which is made of dolomite rock and calcareous stone. The sedimentary rock from this peak has eroded over the years and gradually settled, forming a downward sloping hill of deposited soil at the base of this valley. This sedimentary soil deposit expands like a fan from the mouth of the valley over an area of 200ยบ from South-Southeast to Northeast and at an altitude of 260-340m above sea level. The fertile calcareous clay soil is typical of the area and leaves its footprint in the wine's character. As well, cooler climate conditions and high altitude are responsible for the crisp acidity in the wines that give them their unique complexity and freshness.

Cantina Andriano produces two categories of wines: the Classics line, which features wines that are vinified and aged in stainless steel and the Selections line with reds that are aged in small oak barrels and whites that spend more time with lees contact. Andriano wines are elegant and food friendly with good aging potential and wide appeal.

Product Detail

Item # 129949
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region Caldaro or Lago di Caldaro
Ratings

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2021
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Lagrein
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry, sour cherry, tobacco, leather and mushroom
Nose berry, sour cherry, tobacco, leather and mushroom