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If you are on the lookout for a bargain red with some interest, this would be hard to go past. This Lagrein is grown in the warm parts of South Australia, in the Riverlands. The organically grown vineyard seems perfectly suited to this Italian variety, making the best of the hot climate and dry soils. This has been highly successful at the Alternative Varieties Wine Show in the past winning Trophies and as with the 2016, Gold Medals. This is plump, medium-bodied, jubey wine that is set to be a real crowd pleaser at your next BBQ.
What it Tastes Like
Pretty aromatics of blue fruit, white and black pepper, some floral tones and an underlying meatiness. Full bodied but boy is this is easy to gulp down. Fresh herbs line the soft tannins through the finish. Moreish wine. Great value.
GOLD - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2015
In the past Alex Russell's Lagrein handiwork has been awarded two gold, two silver and two trophies for best Italian Varietal and best Organic Varietal at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. Grown on an organic vineyard in Barmera, these grapes thrive in the hot Riverland climate. Wine writer Max Allen describes Riverland Lagrein as a square peg in a round hole - growing so well having originated in the Italian Alps. Almost black in colour with black tea aroma, dark fruits and spicy French oak, this mighty red is not for the faint hearted. The 2016 Lagrein is no exception already awarded gold at the 2016 Australian Alternative Wine Show. TASTING NOTES: Fourteen days on skins, 20-22 degree ferments is the stuff gold medals are made of. Purple red to black, black tea and black cherry, this wine has gone onto 20% new French oak with the balance into reconditioned French. The oak will build structure into this wine and carry it through 5 years or more in the cellar. A rich, tannic wine with colour, complexity and oak - drink this with dark chocolate or rich meat dishes.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2021
About the Producer
Alex Russell Wines
Alex Russell is on a mission to make the best value, premium versions of alternative varieties in the country. From his home in the Riverlands region, he’s making a very good fist of it. His wines consistently over-deliver and have been very successful on the competitive wine show circuit. Top value with interest to boot.
The sky is the limit for the new look Riverlands. Known historically as a place for producing bulk wine grapes, there is plenty of exploration happening in this region. It is the ideal place to trial new varieties for the country, the warm dry climate suiting many Mediterranean varieties to a tee.
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