A famous varietal in the Trentino/Alto Adige area of northern Italy. Usually overproduced into making light reds with little character, there are versions that are worthy of the proper care they were given. Sumptuous, rich reds and perfumed rosés from Lagrein can be very good and will also improve with cellaring, sometimes lasting up to ten years. Black plums, fresh red cherries and alpine grass can be found in the better versions. Also grown with limited success in Australia.