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Colterenzio Schreckbichl Lagrein Alto Adige 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious food-friendly wine from Northern Italy

Producer/Winery: Kellerei Schreckbichl; Cantina Colterenzio; Appiano, Italy.

Grape Variety: Lagrein.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Alto Adige, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison stew.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, but deep, dark purple/garnet color with the same color rim. Light, earthy plum and cherry aromas with whiffs of licorice. Smooth entry, POWERFUL, fruity, on the light side of a full body and an 80-grit texture. Robust taste that comes on like a locomotive…ripe plum, current, blackberry, cherry and chocolate flavors, strong racy acidity, powerful leathery tannins and a long bitter and spicy finish. We paired this wine with venison and it was perfect, but sipping alone after the dinner it was a little over-powering. Delicious food-friendly wine from Northern Italy

Cantina Colterenzio vineyard in the fall
Photo from Cantina Colterenzio.

Comments: Learn more about Cantina Colterenzio and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 009219 010291

Imported by: Tenth Harvest; Baltimore, Maryland.