Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2020
|Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige
|Abbazia di Novacella
The 2020 Lagrein is spicy and fresh with peppery rose giving way to red currants and a dusting of sweet spice. While texturally soft and lifted, there's an intense wave of tart, red wild berries and citrus tones that drench the palate in youthful concentration. This tapers off lightly-structured and long, yet also fresh and leaves the mouth watering. The 2020 is intense and has short-term cellaring potential.
A bright and tangy red that's light- to medium-bodied and aromatic, featuring macerated raspberry and cherry fruit flavors and fragrant notes of sweet smoke, bay leaf and spiced citrus peel that linger on the lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2025.
Aromas of ripe Morello cherry, cocoa, violet and pine forest follow through to the rounded, velvety palate along with smooth tannins. It has enveloping fruit but a weightlessness that makes it already approachable. Drink trough 2023.