2016 Furggl Lagrein Riserva

2016 Furggl Lagrein Riserva

When opened, big aromas of dark-red fruit and earthiness wafted from the bottled, with a whiff of aromatic-sweetness. Fruity on the palate, more boldness than finesse. Probably at the top of its game now, as full as can be, with well-integrated tannins, some acidity — and enough heat in the finish to wonder about its labeled 13.5% alcohol.

FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with cheeses, game and other dishes with hints of umami.

SUSTAINABILITY/VINEYARD NOTES: winery powered by renewable solar energy; zero emissions; “natural winemaking”

WHO: Peter Zemmer

WHAT: 100% lagrein

WHERE: Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy

HOW MUCH: $30 (media sample)