Our featured wine of the week

 

J. Hofstätter Lagrein


Resting at the entrance to the Alps in one of the most Northern parts of Italy lies the Alto-Adige region. This region has been German for much of its history which is extremely evident with the family names, architecture, food and especially wine. Josef Hofstätter made his first wines in the local inn’s cellars. His nephew Konrad Oberhofer and wife Luise took over the estate in 1942 and it was he who recognized the potential inherent in vineyards. Here is where they let the local grape Lagrein shine to it’s true potential. The wine is light in the glass but delivers a much broader experience than you might expect with it’s bright acidity and soft tannins. Fresh wild berries and violets lead the way to a wine made to be served with food.

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Our wines are often more subtle and earthy than the fruit-bombs that you find on most supermarket shelves but we believe that once you unlock their charms you will be hooked for life. And since these Old World wines were made on smaller vineyards that have existed for generations they also offer quite a great bang for the buck. There are some amazing New World wines out there but they tend to cost a great deal more than we want to charge our customers. We want to be the wine portal for people of all ages and incomes who are new to wine and want to explore without breaking the bank.