Elena Walch Lagrein 2017

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Elena Walch Lagrein 2017: This is one of Alto Adige’s leading red wine varieties, filled with character. Aromas of wild berries and violets. A dry, full-bodied wine with nice tannins and a velvety texture.

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Elena Walch Lagrein gleams invitingly with its intensive and dense garnet red colour. The complex bouquet captivates with discreet spicy aromas, with cocoa together with wild berries and sweet cherries in the background.

Distinctive tannin structure, smooth fullness, playful yet rustic elegance and youthful freshness.

Full-flavored, savory dishes such as venison, game, red meat and mature cheeses.

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Vivino – 3.6

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In addition to Pinot Noir and Schiava, this is one of Alto Adige’s leading red wine varieties. Lagrein is an indigenous wine filled with character. Its origins are deeply rooted in Bolzano, and it has recently experienced a genuine renaissance.

Lagrein is impressive with its aromas of berries, fresh cherries, and violets. On the palate, it demonstrates a velvety body and soft acidity. After aging in small oak casks, tones of spice lend the top selections additional charm and character.

Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. Now, the responsibility for the family business is being put into the hands of the daughters, Julia and Karoline Walch, already the fifth generation.

The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard – and that this must be maintained according to principles of sustainability and passed on to the next generation.

The firm belief that the quality of wine is created in the vineyard requires uncompromising work, considering the individuality of each vineyard. With 60 hectares in cultivation, Elena Walch belongs to the most important protagonists of Alto Adige wine-making. The wines show character, elegance and great personality, reflecting the most professional wine-making. The superb climatic conditions and the excellent location of the vineyards produce fresh and fruity white wines as well as concentrated and velvety red wines.

The cellar was built sustainable – from natural stone, underground – nearly 150 years ago in Tramin, and has since then been continually modernized and remodeled to become what it is today: one of Alto Adige’s longest-standing private cellars. The most modern wines are all handcrafted here, with respect for the environment and in harmony with nature and in the spirit of ongoing sustainability, using grapes from the best vineyards. The size of the production facilities and the vineyards owned by the family render the estate one of the most productive wine establishments in the region.

Elena Walch Lagrein 2017