Heinrich Mayr (Nusserhof)

Riserva Südtirol Lagrein

9.1194 ratings
9.163 pro ratings
Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Lagrein
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9.3

The 2013 Lagrein Riserva is a pleasure to taste, and it’s sure to win a lot of fans. Crushed ripe cherry, sweet spice, hints of white pepper, sage, mint and floral undergrowth all evolve in the glass. It’s cool-toned and juicy, with textures and body that will remind you more of Pinot than Lagrein. Energy builds, as zesty acids enliven its mineral-tinged wild berry fruit, while a subtle tug of gentle tannin resonates. This is a remarkably pretty wine that will win you over for its feminine grace over power. (Eric Guido, Vinous, November 2020)

The 2013 Lagrein Riserva is a pleasure to taste, and it’s sure to win a lot of fans. Crushed ripe cherry, sweet spice, hints of white pepper, sage, mint and floral undergrowth all evolve in the glass. It’s cool-toned and juicy, with textures and body that will remind you more of Pinot than Lagrein. Energy builds, as zesty acids enliven its mineral-tinged wild berry fruit, while a subtle tug of gentle tannin resonates. This is a remarkably pretty wine that will win you over for its feminine grace over power. (Eric Guido, Vinous, November 2020)

Nov 4th, 2020
Shay A
9.2

WNH Italian Night.

This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy.

A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this.

WNH Italian Night.

This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy.

A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this.

Jun 30th, 2020
Caleb Schiff

Amazing value

Amazing value

Oct 3rd, 2019
Matt Lasater

Deep garnet hue, tertiary, sweet/sour, energetic acid for its aged character, lingering dusty tannin and amaro spice. Old leather, dried and stewed cherry/plum fruit, dust, porcini, animal hide, hung meat, cigar wrapper, bitter roots, bitter cocoa powder, wet earth, mulch, rotting leaves. Love its chewy and upfront impact on the palate. Very complex and very drinkable

Deep garnet hue, tertiary, sweet/sour, energetic acid for its aged character, lingering dusty tannin and amaro spice. Old leather, dried and stewed cherry/plum fruit, dust, porcini, animal hide, hung meat, cigar wrapper, bitter roots, bitter cocoa powder, wet earth, mulch, rotting leaves. Love its chewy and upfront impact on the palate. Very complex and very drinkable

May 10th, 2019
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

8.9

Smoke, leather, blackberry bell pepper compote. Fun.

Smoke, leather, blackberry bell pepper compote. Fun.

Jul 6th, 2018
Amer S. Ahmed

Beautiful wine - expressive medium+ nose of violets, rose, blackberry, red and black cherries, and lavender, following through with a medium body and bracing acidity on a mineral frame. Long finish

Beautiful wine - expressive medium+ nose of violets, rose, blackberry, red and black cherries, and lavender, following through with a medium body and bracing acidity on a mineral frame. Long finish

May 20th, 2018
Caleb Schiff

Amazing wine and amazing value. Back on the Pizzi list 👌

Amazing wine and amazing value. Back on the Pizzi list 👌

Apr 30th, 2018
Matt Bernstein

Dark. Love it.

Dark. Love it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

9.2

Inky and thick in the glass, but lively, mineral, and smokey on the palate. Drinking beautifully 6-7 years in.

Inky and thick in the glass, but lively, mineral, and smokey on the palate. Drinking beautifully 6-7 years in.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Anthony Cailan

On point tonight

On point tonight

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2015