Girlan
Lagrein 2018
Alto Adige, Italy

$40.00

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Style: Red: Deep, rich, full and savoury

Producer: Girlan

Region: Alto Adige, Italy

Grape: Legrein

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: These are mountain wines and one smell or taste tells you that. There’s a wildness to them, but it is very alluring. Packed with personality. Visually inky to look at, the nose teems with wild black fruits and alpine herb. The palate is concentrated, but angular in the best way possible. Ruggedly gripping tannins work with sprightly acidity to make you marvel at its beauty. Meat with a little char works well here.

Sebastian Crowther MS

4 in stock

Producer Profile

Pronounced lah-GRINE this red grape is native to the valleys of Trentino and Alto Adige in Northern Italy. They say the grape is a grandchild of Pinot and a cousin of Syrah. Typically, deeply coloured, with intense berry fruit characters. Tannin is always quite pronounced and often described as being rustic.

This is isolated, high-altitude viticulture at its most extreme, where an endless variety of stony, well drained, south facing slopes look down on the Adige river from heights varying from 750-3250 feet! This is surely one of the world’s most visually spectacular and dramatic wine regions; there is snow on the peaks above the vineyards even in the middle of summer.

Girlan was one of the earliest winemaking cooperatives that started paying growers based on the quality of the grapes not the quantity. They were established in 1923.

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Review

Style: Red: Deep, rich, full and savoury

Producer: Girlan

Region: Alto Adige, Italy

Grape: Legrein

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: These are mountain wines and one smell or taste tells you that. There’s a wildness to them, but it is very alluring. Packed with personality. Visually inky to look at, the nose teems with wild black fruits and alpine herb. The palate is concentrated, but angular in the best way possible. Ruggedly gripping tannins work with sprightly acidity to make you marvel at its beauty. Meat with a little char works well here.

Sebastian Crowther MS