2018 Lagrein, Kellerei Kurtatsch, Alto Adige, Italy
£15.65 £13.50 per bottle
I ducked out of France for one wine this month and it comes from an estate whose Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio I greatly admire. It was the first time that I have tasted the Lagrein from Kurtatsch, and while I am a fan of this rare grape, many are earthy or indeed a little rustic, so I don’t drink it as much as I would like. This winery is famed for its gentle touch so there is nothing agricultural about this wine. It is gossamer smooth, perfumed with fruits of the forest tones and brightly crisp on the finish, too, thanks to its enlivening acidity. It is a gem of a wine and one which you will adore, particularly if you are looking to vary your wine diet beyond the acknowledged classics.
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