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2014 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva

Weingut Carlotto

2014 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva Weingut Carlotto - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Lagrein is not an easy grape to vinify: naturally high in acidity and densely packed with grippy tannins, it has a tendency to exhibit a rustic personality that can leave the palate in tatters. Michela Carlotto realized years ago that winemaking adjustments would be crucial to bringing out a more elegant side to this Alto Adige specialty, so she lightened her treatment of the wine in the cellar, seeking to minimize extraction of harsh tannins for a more suave and aromatic expression of the grape. The result is this inky red, precise yet velvety, that offers a rich mouthful of black fruits—a sophisticated beast. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Lagrein
  • Appellation Alto Adige
  • Country Italy
  • Region Alto Adige
  • Vineyard Planted in 1946, 2003, 2006, 2012, 1.8 ha
  • Soil Porphyry, Limestone, Clay, Alluvial stones
  • Winemaker Ferruccio Carlotto
  • Aging Aged in large, older oak botte, very small percentage aged in new oak barrique
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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