Unsung Hero Lagrein
Hand plunged twice daily, malolactic fermentation simultaneously with alcoholic fermentation. Pressed out to 2 & 3 year old French and American Oak Barrels. Oak maturation for 5 months.
Will age 5 plus years
A wine of Italian heritage that elicits ‘amore’. Concentrated ripe sweet black cherries with subtle spice, smooth, slightly dusty tannins and a long seductive finish.
Osso Bucco, Eye Fillet and Anchovy Butter, Roasted Pork Chops, Pepperoni Pizza, Pork Schnitzel, Veal Cutlet, Roasted Root Vegetable Casserole.
The wines of unsunghero are as much to do about the grape variety as it is about the maker. It is about identifying and championing the exceptional parcels of fruit that deserve the very best of attention in the Artistry of Winemaking. You are invited to celebrate this unique synergy of dialogue between grape and winemaker and discover the Art of Wine.
Awards / Reviews:
2021 Cairns Wine Show – BRONZE Medal
QWine Reviews – “Riverland Lagrein. A new addition to the Unsung Hero range. Black fruits and a little meaty to start. Grab a steak on a cool night and you’ve ticked all the boxes. Some tension, waves of spice push through the mouth leaving a firm tannin in its wake. I’d be curious to see how it looks in a few years. Overall, it goes ok.”
Drink to 5 years+. 89/100 (SILVER)