2014 Cantina Bolzano Lagrein Perl - Sudtirol-Alto Adige, Italy
This medium bodied, yet expansive red is made from 100% Lagrein, an ancient grape variety, indigenous to Alto Adige. Produced by the town of Bolzano's Co-Op, grapes are fermented in stainless steel tank and matured in large oak barrels. Elegant floral aromas of violet are followed by dark wild cherry and plum flavors. It’s well balanced with pronounced acidity, subtle spice and cocoa notes as well as velvety tannins on the long, dry finish. A unique and rustic wine, this is a perfect match for lamb chops, game or sharp cheeses.