Lagrein, Muri Gries
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Lagrein, Muri Gries - 2021

Item # 45679 750mL

This is a red wine made by monks in an 11th-century monastery just south of the Bremmer Pass. Lagrein, a variety that yields wines of surprising depth and elegance, is a cool-climate cousin of Syrah that is indigenous to the Alto Adige.

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Lagrein: It rhymes with wine! We all know about the fantastic white wines from Northeastern Italy (Hello, Pinot Grigio) but what about the reds from the tiny corner that used to be part of Austria? Trentino-Alto Adige only became part of Italy in 1919, but the Benedictine monks at Muri-Gries have been there since 1845. They brought with them a sophisticated approach to winemaking from Switzerland and started making awesome wines from the local grape, Lagrein. It's a cousin of Syrah, producing a complex and classy wine with notes of dark berries and rose petals, as well as a hint of spice and a subtle earthiness. This is a full-bodied, yet elegant and very drinkable wine that is perfect for any and every day.

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Glossary

Trentino-Alto Adige

Crossing the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, Trentino-Alto-Adige is in fact comprised of two autonomous regions (Trentino and Alto-Adige). The swath of land was returned to Italy after World War I, and the two regions have been lumped together in the winemaking world ever since. Alto-Adige, the northernmost half of the region, retains great pride in its Germanic heritage, evidenced by the dual language bottle labels appearing in the region. The region is most famous for its...

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Alto Adige

Comprising the northern half of the oft-conjoined Trentino/Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy, Alto-Adige is in fact its own entity with its own distinct style of winemaking. Situated on the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, the two autonomous regions were returned to Italy after World War I (hence why they are often lumped together). Alto-Adige retains great pride in its Germanic heritage, evidenced by the dual language bottle labels appearing in the region. Alto-Adige is most...

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