Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein Alto Adige 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
appellation
Alto Adige
91
VM
90
WA
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2012
91
VM
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Lagrein is an understated, dark beauty of a wine. It takes a little time in the glass to show its best, but it then blossoms to reveal a hint of Christmas spice, giving way to black cherry, sweet mint, sage and stone dust. The textures are silky and soothing, coating all that they touch in a mix of red fruit with hints of blueberry and liquid violet florals. There doesn’t seem to be a single hard edge to be found here. Instead, the finale speaks to elegance, with a subtle twang of minerals and acid that perfectly frames the entire experience. Give this a year or two in the cellar, and then enjoy for up to a decade. The Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein sees twenty days of skin contact, after which it’s aged all in large barrels from 35-45 hectoliters in size. ... More details
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Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein Alto Adige 2018 750ml

SKU 829466
Rapid Ship
$26.94
/750ml bottle
Quantity
* There are 18 bottles available for Rapid Shipment or in-store or curbside pick up in our location in Ballston Lake NY.
Professional Ratings
91
VM
90
WA
91
VM
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Lagrein is an understated, dark beauty of a wine. It takes a little time in the glass to show its best, but it then blossoms to reveal a hint of Christmas spice, giving way to black cherry, sweet mint, sage and stone dust. The textures are silky and soothing, coating all that they touch in a mix of red fruit with hints of blueberry and liquid violet florals. There doesn’t seem to be a single hard edge to be found here. Instead, the finale speaks to elegance, with a subtle twang of minerals and acid that perfectly frames the entire experience. Give this a year or two in the cellar, and then enjoy for up to a decade. The Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein sees twenty days of skin contact, after which it’s aged all in large barrels from 35-45 hectoliters in size.
90
WA
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The Ansitz Waldgries 2018 Alto Adige Lagrein opens to an inky dark appearance, but it ultimately delivers a moderate mid-weight approach. That streamlined personality opens this wine up to easy food pairings with roast beef or a vegetarian lasagna. The bouquet is characterized by dark fruit and black plum, but there are hints of savory spice with mahogany, Indian cedar and charred meat.
Winery
Incredibly concentrated and uncommonly sturdy in character, Lagrein has roots in the Alto Adige area and has recently experienced a great renaissance in popularity. It balances intensity with a gorgeous perfume reminiscent of fresh herbs, cut grass, juniper and violets.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
appellation
Alto Adige
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2012
Overview
Rated 91 - The 2018 Lagrein is an understated, dark beauty of a wine. It takes a little time in the glass to show its best, but it then blossoms to reveal a hint of Christmas spice, giving way to black cherry, sweet mint, sage and stone dust. The textures are silky and soothing, coating all that they touch in a mix of red fruit with hints of blueberry and liquid violet florals. There doesn’t seem to be a single hard edge to be found here. Instead, the finale speaks to elegance, with a subtle twang of minerals and acid that perfectly frames the entire experience. Give this a year or two in the cellar, and then enjoy for up to a decade. The Ansitz Waldgries Lagrein sees twenty days of skin contact, after which it’s aged all in large barrels from 35-45 hectoliters in size.
barrel

Region: Trentino/Alto Adige

The Italian wine region of Trentino-Alto Adige is often considered to be Italy's finest and most unique wine region, with centuries of history, and a range of different influences coming from the region's proximity to Germanic countries, as well as places like Lombardy and Venezia. However, it is usually Trentino-Alto Adige's alpine nature which causes wine fans to become the most excited, as the beautiful terroir in the foothills of the Italian Alps produce wines which are packed full of fascinating and unique attributes, due to the crystal mountain waters and plentiful minerals present in the soils of the vineyards. The three native grape varietals of the area are still used in Trentino-Alto Adige's wines, however, it is more common to find excellent imported grapes listed on the region's bottles, as great success has been had with Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes over the years.
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Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Ansitz Waldgries is an excellent Lagrein that I am pleased to fine available in the United States. Saratoga Wine Exchange is in fact the only seller I can find. We first found this wine on a trip to South Tyrol several years ago on the recommended list at a small family run Sudtirolean hotel, and tried unsuccessfully to get it for two years before finding it here. It is in the top three of all the lagreins I have tried, and i find it to be good value for money in this respect. This particular wine is one that I usually can't wait to open with a good meal.

Would you buy this wine again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the wine with?: Hard/Sharp Cheeses, Pasta w/Red Sauce, Grilled Red Meat, Chocolate
07/14/20
17:51 PM
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Ansitz Waldgries is an excellent Lagrein that I am pleased to fine available in the United States. Saratoga Wine Exchange is in fact the only seller I can find. We first found this wine on a trip to South Tyrol several years ago on the recommended list at a small family run Sudtirolean hotel, and tried unsuccessfully to get it for two years before finding it here. It is in the top three of all the lagreins I have tried, and i find it to be good value for money in this respect. This particular wine is one that I usually can't wait to open with a good meal.

Would you buy this wine again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the wine with?: Hard/Sharp Cheeses, Pasta w/Red Sauce, Grilled Red Meat, Chocolate
07/14/20
17:51 PM
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barrel

Region: Trentino/Alto Adige

The Italian wine region of Trentino-Alto Adige is often considered to be Italy's finest and most unique wine region, with centuries of history, and a range of different influences coming from the region's proximity to Germanic countries, as well as places like Lombardy and Venezia. However, it is usually Trentino-Alto Adige's alpine nature which causes wine fans to become the most excited, as the beautiful terroir in the foothills of the Italian Alps produce wines which are packed full of fascinating and unique attributes, due to the crystal mountain waters and plentiful minerals present in the soils of the vineyards. The three native grape varietals of the area are still used in Trentino-Alto Adige's wines, however, it is more common to find excellent imported grapes listed on the region's bottles, as great success has been had with Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes over the years.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.