||Lagaria is comprised of three clean, versatile whites from the crisp, clean climate of northeastern Italy’s Val Lagarina, hence the name, and one delightfully rich Mediterranean wine. Everything about these wines is joyful. They sparkle in the glass with their light golden and brilliant ruby hues. The appellation’s green, rolling hills, at the feet of the imposing Dolomiti mountain range, are ideally situated for viticulture. The cool temperatures and night/day, winter/summer temperature extremes endow local wines, both red and white, with a particular freshness and a strong backbone of acidity.
Because of Trentino’s historical position as a crossroads between Italy and the German and Eastern European cultures, their grape varieties are diverse, and comprise both indigenous and international. Neil and Maria Empson wanted to make the quality of this privileged terrain as accessible, easy-going, and affordable as possible; so they created fruity, fragrant, well balanced little beauties whose medium body and smooth texture gently highlight any course, any day. The soil characteristics are enhanced by an altitude of 820-1640 feet above sea level, and the vineyard management is painstaking and severe, thereby ensuring crop yields far lower than competing wines. Needless to say, character and concentration well transcend the miniscule price tags.