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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Lagrein 2010 - Wines From Alto Adige Wine #10

Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Lagrein 2010 - Wines From Alto Adige #10
Juicy and Smooth - Another Lovely Lagrein!

100% Lagrein from Alto Adige, Italy.

SRP of $25 and available for around $20 (Saturday Splurge). Sample submitted for review.

From the winery:
"Description: deep garnet red in color, with a delicate bouquet showing the cherry and violet note characteristic of the varietals; subtle wood tones complement its full round fruit flavors. Compact tannins and an agreeable acidity carry this traditional South Tyrolean wine through to its long finish.

Food pairing: excellent with braised or grilled beef, lamb, or game, as well as cheese.

13.5% Alcohol"
Today we're going back to one of our favorite, under-appreciated regions, Alto Adige. We've previously covered a number of delicious wines in this series:
Today we have another wine made from the delicious variety of Lagrein, a grape indigenous to Alto Adige. The 2010 Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Lagrein begins with a delicate and inviting aroma of black cherry, violet and licorice. The wine tastes of juicy red and black cherry with undercurrents of licorice and tobacco. Fine, soft tannins contribute to a very smooth and pleasing mouthfeel in this nicely balanced wine. It ends with a very long finish featuring more juicy fruit and lingering mineral and tobacco notes that last a really long time. Another lovely Lagrein! See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

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