Alto Adige: Kaltern Lagrein


Wine Name: Kaltern Lagrein

Region: Alto Adige, Italy

Tasting Notes:

  • Color:
    • Dark ruby with nuances of purple
  • Aroma:
    • Ripe fruit aromas of plums and blackberries
    • Notes of chocolate and coffee
  • Palate:
    • Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity
    • Voluminous and powerful
    • Soft, balanced tannins
    • Lingering finish


  • Game
  • Darker meats
  • Hard cheeses

Producer Background:

  • Producer: Cantina Kaltern
  • Established: Since 1900
  • Region: Lake Kaltern, Alto Adige
  • Size: 684 members, proprietors of 490 hectares
  • Philosophy:
    • Cantina Kaltern is an ambassador for the wines produced at Lake Kaltern, especially the indigenous “Kalterersee”.
    • The winery deeply involves itself in the preservation of local traditions, rural culture, and the land of Kaltern as a whole.
  • Terroir:
    • Located in the heart of the Alto Adige wine growing area, benefiting from the tempering effects of the lake and optimal collection of the sun's rays.

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