Dominik Mueller

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2022 Muri-Gries Lagrein

Tasting note

2022 Muri-Gries Lagrein

From the winery with monastery cellars Muri-Gries in South Tyrol (Alto Adige) I have this Lagrein in my glass today, which we ordered at Da Luca. The winery cultivates over 35 hectares of its own vineyards. Among them is Lagrein, an autochthonous variety that has its roots in Bolzano.

That is also where this 2022 Muri-Gries Lagrein grew, still young of course and still very slightly pearly directly after opening. But after a little aeration, it develops into a beautiful food companion. Dense purple colour. A bouquet of wild cherry with a light menthol freshness. In the mouth, the Lagrein is velvety with restrained acidity and soft tannins. The taste continues what was already indicated by the smell: Lots of cherry, freshness and slightly sweet on the finish. The ageing in large wooden barrels of 3,000 to 5,000 litres contributes a subtle woody spiciness. A nice red wine, suitable for game dishes (like the venison goulash with pasta I enjoyed with it) or beef.

Drink from 2023 through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Friday, 15 September 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
8Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
Stars:
3Wines with a rating of 3 stars are very well-made. They exceed expectations and are well above average within their peer group.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2022
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety: Lagrein
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Producer:Muri-Gries
Country:Italy
Region:Trentino-Alto Adige
Subregion:n/a
Appellation: Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC
Vineyard: n/a
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