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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

$32.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Lagrein
Appellation: Alto Adige
Country: Italy
Region: Alto Adige
Producer: Weingut Carlotto
Winemaker: Ferruccio Carlotto
Vineyard: Planted in 1946, 2003, 2006, 2012, 1.8 ha
Soil: Porphyry, Limestone, Clay, Alluvial stones
Aging: Aged in large, older oak botte, very small percentage aged in new oak barrique
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Alto Adige

In the heart of the Dolomites, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region. Having changed hands multiples times in its history between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (it shares a border with Austria), it boasts strong Germanic influence on its culture, language, cuisine, as well as its wines.

The mountainous geography is the principal determinant of local winemaking styles, with the high-altitude vineyards and cool Alpine climate favoring primarily crisp, racy, aromatic whites from varieties like Kerner, Sauvignon, Müller Thurgau, and Grüner Veltliner. A Mediterranean influence on climate is channeled north up the valley until Bolzano, permitting the cultivation of certain reds as well, among which Schiava, Lagrein, Pinot Nero, and Merlot fare best.

Small growers who once sold fruit to the area’s multiple co-ops are now increasingly bottling their own wines. The arrival of many quality-oriented artisans on the scene caught our eye years ago, and we now count three estates from Südtirol, as it is also known, in our portfolio. These high-acid mountain wines make for a beautifully invigorating aperitivo with thinly sliced speck, a local specialty.

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