Elena Walch Alto Adige Lagrein – 2010 – 9.0 (out of 10.0) – James Meléndez, James the Wine Guy

A curious grape, one that I seek out for it’s unique signature–superbly dry yet packed full of flavour. A book end of dryness—beginning to finish and in between notes of blackberry, blueberry, Cardamom, anise, pepper, and dark dark chocolate.

Elena Walch is the wine maker and producers 22 wines including this one. Her Chardonnay has a delightful name–“Above the Clouds,” Gewürztraminer, a Passito from Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco and Müller Thurgau.

Lagrein is the offspring of Teroldego and has a relationship to Marmezino, Refosco and Syrah.

I developed a trust and affection for the qualities that Lagrein presents– a unique and delightful wine.




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About James Melendez

I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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