This ancient red wine grape is native to the lush and sunny vineyards of Trentino Alto - Adige in Northeastern Italy. As its name suggests, it is believed to have originated in the Lagarina valley of Trentino with texts dating back to the 16th century, meaning that this variety has been a part of the winemaking business for centuries. Wines made from the Lagrein grape variety are ruby - hued or dark purple in colour. Scintillating aromas of plums and black cherries, accompanied by spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon flow from the nose while the medium - bodied palate feels light and rustic. It is brimming with juicy flavours of cranberries and raspberries, along with slightly leathery qualities and dry acidity, leading to a cleansing and persistent finish. It is a great wine to be paired with foods like pork chops with fennel and roast potatoes, strong and hard Grana Padano cheeses, or venison stew with dumplings.