The Lagrein grape is named after the Lagarina Valley of Trentino, although it is now primarily grown at Gries on the outskirts of Bolzano.
An extremely rare grape in the United States, we know of only a handful of vineyards in California. Bill was able to procure these grapes from the French Camp Vineyard.
This velvety violet colored wine offers aromas of dark plums, cocoa and wild wood mint. The rich mouth feel and flavor of ripe black currants finish with soft tannins.
Enjoy this wine with rich red meat or mushroom-based dishes, such as roasted prime rib, Porcini risotto or stroganoff.
We currently have 2012 and 2013 Vintages available
The 2018 vintage is still predominantly Cannonau (Grenache), but with an added touch of Rossolo (Mourvedre). This addition brings a bit more depth to our Rosato. Deep rose in color with blue tints, the wine has intense strawberry character and a slightly sweet finish. Delicious on its own, we also enjoy pairingour Rosato with grilled sausages, cheeses, or fried chicken. Serve chilled.
Bill traveled to Italy and worked in conjunction with grape growers there to produce this wine. The grapes are from a vineyard located in the rolling hills of Marche, Italy, and totally pampered by agronomist Dr. Marco Cavalieri. Swept and cooled by breezes off the Adriatic Sea, this area is renowned for its intensely flavored Montepulciano grapes. The intense nose on this vintage displays spice and earth with a trace of cooking chocolate. Purple violets, black licorice and clove lifesavers all come to mind. The brisk acidity and rounded tannins make it possible to cellar this wine for two or three years before popping the cork, but it’s very drinkable now, particularly when paired with a selection of Italian cured meats, Bolognese sauce over pasta or a hearty stew.
We currently have 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages available.