In the heart of Alto Adige, a region nestled amidst snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys, thrives a grape as bold and characterful as the landscape itself – Lagrein. Join us on Winephabet Street, as we delve into the fascinating world of this indigenous Italian variety, accompanied by a very special guest – Karoline Walch from the esteemed Elena Walch Winery.

The Magic of Lagrein

Born from Alto Adige’s mineral-rich soils and varying climatic conditions, the Lagrein grape creates an intoxicating wine that commands attention. Its dark fruit flavors, robust tannins, and slight spiciness make for a compelling, multi-layered wine experience. Each sip of Lagrein hints at the very essence of the terroir it hails from, allowing us a taste of the unique microcosm that is Alto Adige.

A Commitment to Sustainability

The story of Lagrein is incomplete without a mention of the Elena Walch Winery. This family-owned estate is a bastion of sustainable winemaking and the birthplace of some of the finest Lagrein wines. The winery’s commitment to the environment is reflected in their approach to viticulture, ensuring each vine is nurtured with utmost care and respect for nature.

Meeting Karoline Walch

Our journey into the world of Lagrein would not be complete without insights from an expert. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Karoline Walch join us on Winephabet Street. Daughter to Elena Walch herself, Karoline has been instrumental in shaping the winery’s ethos and maintaining its position as a beacon of innovative winemaking practice.

During our show, Karoline will delve into the intricacies of Lagrein, the winemaking process, and what sets their wines apart. Her passion for wine is infectious, and her knowledge about this unique varietal is sure to leave you wanting to explore more of what Alto Adige has to offer.

The Unveiling

So, if you’re a wine lover with a curiosity for unique grape varietals, join us on Winephabet Street for our latest episode, “Lagrein Unleashed: A Journey into Alto Adige’s Bold Red”. Here’s your chance to be entranced by the flavors of Lagrein and to learn from the expertise of Karoline Walch, from a winery that’s a true reflection of innovation and sustainability.

Elena Walch 2022 Lagrein Alto Adige SRP $19.99

When you open this bottle you will get lovely aromas that will make you smile. In fact the floral notes takes me back to my grandmother’s house. In the glass there are aromas of tobacco, black raspberry, plum and vanilla. The palate is really nice and elegant.  Hint of red licorice, rounded mouth feel and black spice on the finish.  Definitely pick up a bottle in the wine store!

See you on Winephabet Street, where every bottle has a story, and every story takes us on a journey through the world’s most cherished wine regions.

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