LAGREIN [la-GRAIN] or [lah-GRINE]
In 1526 there was a revolt led by local farmers against the nobles and the church in order to expand their rights, most importantly, to be allowed to drink Lagrein. Lagrein is an exception to many alpine reds which can run pale and lean- Lagrein takes on much darker coloring but still maintains light body, high tannin and pronounced acidity. It is a grape that loves as much sunshine as possible- although that sounds like it’s perhaps in the wrong place, Lagrein is a native at home in the mountains and tends to get finicky when grown elsewhere. Truly, a grape variety worth fighting for.