DOC Südtirol Lagrein Riserva

Alto Adige

100% Lagrein. Nusserhof makes three different Lagreins, this Riserva bottling being the main one, from this 600-year-old native variety.  The vines range from 20 to 90 years old and are wire-trained in Guyot and Casarsa; they are farmed organically and harvested by hand. The Lagrein is destemmed, fermented with native yeasts and macerated for four weeks. The wine is aged in French oak botti for two years, followed by at least two years in bottle before release (far exceeding the DOC requirement of a minimum of 3 years' aging for riserva wines).

93 points
"The 2013 Lagrein Riserva is a pleasure to taste, and it’s sure to win a lot of fans. Crushed ripe cherry, sweet spice, hints of white pepper, sage, mint and floral undergrowth all evolve in the glass. It’s cool-toned and juicy, with textures and body that will remind you more of Pinot than Lagrein. Energy builds, as zesty acids enliven its mineral-tinged wild berry fruit, while a subtle tug of gentle tannin resonates. This is a remarkably pretty wine that will win you over for its feminine grace over power."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
, November 2020

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