2005 Lagrein Central Coast

(not eligible for discounts)

During a trip to the Italian Alps, Bill became fascinated by this wine that he had never previously tasted.   We first tried Lagrein while on a hunt to see the remains of Utzi, the Alpine Ice Man.  (Susan was an archaeologist in her earlier life). Pronounced Lah-GRAYHN, these grapes have been grown in Northern Italy for over 300 years.

In the spirit of Praxis where Bill gets to play a little with winemaking, we decided to make our own.  We found a vineyard of American Lagrein on the Central Coast.  The wine is deep, dark red and has the body of a Merlot.  Rich, ripe plum and berry flavors are accented by nuances of vanilla and chocolate.  Medium-bodied with a silky mouth feel, the wine is ready to drink now.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Lagrein
Appellation
Central Coast
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.6
Brix at harvest
24.6
% Malolactic
100%
TA (g/100ml)
0.62
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
130 cases