This wine is produced by a remarkable cooperative of 224 families that was founded in 1908 in the Northern Italian mountainous territory of Alto Adige, also known as Südtirol. It’s a lovely every-day wine made with indigenous lagrein grapes. Red fruit and flowers in the aroma. Sweet red fruit and an uncomplicated palate. Mild tannins and acidity. Good for weeknight dinners, especially at this moderate 13.5% alcohol level.

WHO: Cantina Produttori Bolzano

WHAT: 100% lagrein

WHERE: Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC, Italy

HOW MUCH: around $14 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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