Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Lagrein 2017
Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $30.00
This Lagrein is every bit as good as the previous edition and marks the 3rd vintage of this wine which is properly world class, better even than most we have tasted from Lagreins homeland in Bozen. It’s bursting at the seams with blue and black fruits, red fruit acidity and plentiful fine tannins. Needs perhaps 6 months to settle into a groove, alternately double decant it is you are going to drink now. Rare fillet steak works well. If it was Shiraz it’d be in a very heavy bottle and with a price tag ranging from $40-150, depending on the producer.
Limestone Coast and Adelaide Hills
None yet but we like it!
Lagrein hails from South Tyrol in Northern Italy. The best stuff comes out of the Alto Adige, especially Bolzano. In spite if it being seriously cold there, the fruit also gets some decent pulses of hear in the ripening period… and produces wine with plenty of tannin and acid, low ph, minerality and huge flavours. They can tend toward rusticity with furry tannins. No doubt it can also produce good hooch in hot climes, as Silhouette’s Riverland Lagrein has shown. The Handcrafted is from the Limestone Coast and Adelaide Hills. It’s a ripper. Get on it.
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