2018 Castelfeder, Lagrein, Rieder (RT90) Piggybacking on the shoulders of Schiava, Lagrein is another indigenous local variety, where it is mainly grown at lower elevations on the valley floor. There it enjoys its exposure to extended sun and can mature slowly to achieve phenolic ripeness.  For this bottling its structure is built up a bit with being aged 10 months in used barrique. This hearty red wafts up notes of Chelan cherry, sous bois, wet earth and rock dust. This is a delicious, medium bodied red with a lovely streak of acidity and suave tannins. A lovely food wine! Drink now-2026