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Grape (Vitis)
Lagrein grapes growing in New Zealand.
Colour of berry skin red
Notable regions Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Notable wines Lagrein Scuro, Lagrein Dunkel, Lagrein Rosato, Lagrein Kretzer

Lagrein (pronounced lah-GRAH’EEN, lah-GRINE or lah-GRI’NE)[1] is a red wine grape variety native to the valleys of South Tyrol, northern Italy. Along with Marzemino, it is a descendant of Teroldego, and related to Syrah, Pinot noir and Dureza.[2]

The name suggests its origins lie in the Lagarina valley of Trentino. It was mentioned as early as in the 17th century, in records of the Muri Abbey near Bolzano.[3]


  • Wine regions 1
  • Styles 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Wine regions

Cultivation of Lagrein in South Tyrol usually results in the tannic red wines Lagrein Scuro, or Lagrein Dunkel, or the fragrant rosé wines Lagrein Rosato, or Lagrein Kretzer.[3] In recent years, winemaking techniques have changed, with shortened maceration periods and used oak to achieve less aggressive flavours.[3]

In Merbein in northeast Victoria, and in part influenced by research by Richard Smart and Peter Dry, planted the variety in his garden-sized vineyard at Kyneton in 1988.[5]

There are small quantities of Lagrein grown in the Central Coast of California[6] where it produces single varietal wine and is also blended with Syrah and Petite Sirah, and an additional production vineyard in the Umpqua Valley AVA which has 5 acres (2.0 ha) planted.[7]


Lagrein produces wine which has high acidity and low pH, and highly tannic. Eric Asimov notes that Lagrein produces


  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ Vouillamoz, J. F. ; Grando, M. S., Heredity (May 24, 2006). "Genealogy of wine grape cultivars: Pinot is related to Syrah". 
  3. ^ a b c The Oxford Companion to Wine. "Lagrein". 
  4. ^ Lagrein in Australia
  5. ^ May, Peter, Lagrein - finding a new winegrape variety for Australian vineyards
  6. ^
  7. ^ Amaranth Ridge Vineyard

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