Showing posts with label Lagrein. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lagrein. Show all posts

Friday 18 March 2022

Montevecchio Rosso Field Blend 2020


Splash this in your plastic cup at the beach, or pour generously at a barbecue with friends, a rissole and snag on bread await. Take this and its sibling Montevecchio Bianco and you're sorted.

Monday 10 May 2021

Mount Avoca Estate Lagrein 2016


This is such a super impressive drink! Lazy nights curled up on the lounge - this is your weapon.

Friday 12 February 2021

Sunday 31 January 2021

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2019


I can see myself with a glass of this in hand standing by an open fire on a chilly afternoon. A dense red sure to warm your insides during the cooler months.

Friday 27 November 2020

Unsung Hero Novello Lagrein 2020


Winemaker Andy Williams reckons this is the perfect remedy for those stinking hot days we Queenslanders endure from time to time. Ice cold, I see what he means.

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Selena Estate BFR 2016


A big, robust wine from the Riverland's Selena Estate. An ideal partner for a cold night by the fire or steak on the coals. 

Friday 4 October 2019

Heartland Wines Sposa e Sposa 2016

Heartland Sposa e Sposa celebrates the successful marriage of Italian grapes, Lagrein and Dolcetto, two northern Italian grape varieties that are suited to Langhorne Creek climate.

Sunday 7 July 2019

Wangolina Lagrein 2018

Here's a variety not seen all that much but this is a label well worth tucking under your arm. Hailing from northern Italy, this Wangolina Lagrein has a gorgeous appearance in the glass. The cerise hue captures the energy of the wine beautifully.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2017

Some folk frown upon "food wines" as though they are a lesser quality. I see this perception as unfair particularly when Mediterraneans made wine to enjoy with food in the first place. Here's a wine oozing versatility.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2016

This grew on me. Give it some air and it steps up. A lovely drink - if you like 'em big.

Thursday 1 November 2018

Ricca Terra Bullets Before Cannonballs 2017

Take a bullet for this. A wicked blend of Tempranillo, Nero d'Avola, Lagrein and Negroamaro. Sit back and slurp it slow.

Monday 8 October 2018

Heartland Wines Foreign Correspondent Dolcetto Lagrein 2018

A fun wine with an intriguing label - exposing flavour and truth it reads. Dolcetto and Lagrein seeing no oak. Hello Saturday BBQ!

Thursday 26 October 2017

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2015

Lagrein is not a variety seen as a flagship for any winemakers in Australia that I know of – not until now. Marcus Hofer of Hofer Family Wines has put a stake firmly in the ground to buck that trend. Focused on Italian varieties out of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Lagrein is his ‘main bag’ as he puts it.

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Hofer Family Wines La Epico 2016

After a few set backs, Marcus Hofer is back on his feet. His label officially launched in 2017 with a focus on small batch production. Hofer bleeds Langhorne Creek and its surrounds - his passion clear from the few conversations we've had. This blend slips down the throat all too easily.

Monday 22 September 2014

Yelland & Papps Sete Di Vino 2013

Be sure to arm yourself with pizza or pasta and you'll be smiling all the way with this.

A tidy little drop which complements food nicely. A blend of Barbera, Lagrein and Dolcetto contributing 36/34/30 percent respectively.

Take a whiff and swim in aromas of sweet mulberry and violets. The Lagrein component really adds value to the blend via sour cherries and plums and draws out the length.

Quite savoury with a little dusting of earth, it's not hard to keep washing back mouthfuls of food.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $22
Source: Sample

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Sunday 29 December 2013

Domain Day Lagrein 2010

Usually blended away, this Italian variety was made to stand on its own with only 250 cases produced.

The wine is quite savoury with a wash of fruit coming late. Dried thyme, sage and even mint. Some melted chocolate and damp earth also bob their heads up.

The fruit on the palate is light and soft and a good dash of spice dominates.
There is some bright acidity and a drying, moreish finish . A spicy kick lingers well after the wine is down the hatch too.

A good wine and a neat fit for tomato based foods.

Who: Domain Day
What: Lagrein (13.5% alc)
Where: Mt Crawford, Barossa Valley
When: 2010
How: $30

Monday 9 December 2013

Yelland & Papps Sete Di Vino 2012

Well here's a blend you won't run into often and there is certainly plenty going on. The blend consists of 29% Lagrein, 27% Dolcetto, 24% Barbera and 20% Primitivo.

Stewed fruit, boot polish, earth, sarsparella even a slight dried flower perfume.

The palate is soft and then unleashes an abrasive side. Gutsy then delicate. Faint sweetness then drying. Lots going on.

I found it quite intriguing as there was plenty to offer. Initially only a blend of Lagrein, Dolcetto and Barbera, the Primitivo was thrown in to add some guts and X factor. Mission accomplished.

Decant to refresh the wine and enjoy.

Who: Yelland & Papps
What: Lagrein, Dolcetto, Barbera, Primitivo (13% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2012
How: $20