Erste & Neue, Lagrein, Alto Adige, Italy 2013
With less than 500ha planted in Alto Adige and probably the world, this ancient local grape variety, Lagrein, is hard to find. This is a very dry style, opening up with black cherry, earthy notes and black pepper. A little rustic, it is tannic and acidic with an electric energy in the mouth making it ideal with food. Decant 30 minutes before serving.
Price: UK – £14.75 Carruthers & Kent, Last Drop Wines, Scarlet Wines
Taster: Christelle Guibert