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Bottega Vinai, Lagrein Dunkel

Bottega Vinai, Lagrein Dunkel Winery
Origin
Vintage
Style
Varietal
Price

Current Stock
Cavit
VQPRD Trentino, Italy
2007
Red
Lagrein
£9.99

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Story

Now, who’s ever heard of this one – the Lagrein grape, a cousin to both Syrah & Pinot Noir? Grown in north east Italy (Veneto) this wine is a great find. Growing and vinifying Lagrein isn’t for the faint hearted; getting it wrong results in aggressive tannins and sour astringency on the finish. Much like trying to order a coffee in St Marks Square in nearby Venice. But ‘European Producer of the Year’ Cavit Cooperative has clearly understood what makes Trentino special, and we’re properly grateful for that.

Taste

Our sommeliers not only liked the dark (dunkel) forest fruits, savoury tobacco and spice but also the great acidity which makes it such a food-friendly wine. In addition to being chosen in our blind-tasting by sommeliers, this wine also made the national Sommelier Awards gold list.

Serve

Cool at 16°.

Match

Rich, meaty pasta dishes, rustic casseroles and earthy mushroom dishes – think easy comfort food to match a comforting wine.

Avoid

Taking a relaxing gondola ride and opting for the additional accordion and O Sole Mio operatic accompaniment. Oh boy, 90 minutes can be a long time.

Quote

Does he know ‘the wheels on the bus’, Dad?
Leo, budding sommelier (aged 19 months)