Lagrein was once one of the dominant grapes in Italy's most northernmost wine region, though whites have taken over more recently. These wines are full-bodied, deep in colour, withwild black fruits in aroma. Despite this hotter climate, the wines are still known for freshness and acidity.These wines stand up to chilling, but it's not necessary. Their tannins mean they pair well with fatty dishes. And they've got varietal connections to syrah, for Rhone fans.