Hans Herzog Lagrein 2020
$69.00 inc. GST
95/100 – Cameron Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
94/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
Tasting Note: A dark and seductive Lagrein with stunning notes of juicy ripe black cherries, dark berry fruit and subtle damson-plum. Enormously concentrated and complex. Velvety tannins are balanced by a bright and uplifting acidity. The alluring but powerful wine hides any hint of its substantial time in wood. There is this intriguing salinity and hint of spices lingering at the plush finish, which lasts forever. Tasted Dec. 2022
Winemaking Notes: A few days of cold maceration prior to a long cool wild fermentation for 21 days. Directly pressed into one French 500 litre puncheon for malolactic fermentation. This imposing Italian has been aged on its fine lees for 20 months. No fining (vegan) and no filtration to maintain its beautiful aromas and flavours. A wine I have been introduced to as a young winemaker, when buying in the bulk wine from some of the finest example from Alto Adige.
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand