Lagrein is not a grape you see much outside of the Alto Adige (the Alpine region just south of the Austrian border) where red wine production actually is bigger than white wine production. Most of these red wines are bound for Germany, Austria or Switzerland and of course the local consumption. Lagrein is a wine that has bold structure, not unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, but with a completely different flavor profile. Cabernet leans toward the plum, Lagrein toward blueberry. This wine has structure, flavor and makes a dramatic statement. Best served with hearty dishes, meat and potatoes, spaetzel, stews.
Lagrein: By far the most impressive red grape of the Alto Adige when yields are controlled.Dark Dark coloured wines with blackberries, cherries, violets and plums which are accompanied by chocolate and spice when oaked. They deserve more attention but production is limited and most of it is sold in Italy and Europe.