Something to Wine About: Lieb Cellars 2020 Teroldego-Lagrein
While you may not think to look for the beautiful flavors of Northern Italian from a Long Island wine, after one sip of Lieb Cellar’s 2020 Teroldego-Lagrein you will have found it.
This wine is absolutely delicious. It is full of ripe juicy notes of blackberry, cassis, black licorice, and grilled plum. The flavors are layered. This dry wine has excellent structure, and the finish is long and satisfying.
One often hears the word terroir in wine talk. It means the wine captures a sense of place. Many wine experts greatly attribute terroir to the soil. It is surprising that a Long Island wine captures the feel and flavors of Italy, but this one does.
Many in the wine industry include terroir to be a sense of time as well of place as the weather each year strongly influences vintages of wine. Interestingly, right now, the weather in the Italian area known for these wine varietals has been rainy all week, just as it has been here. And it is 59 degrees there now and 58 degrees here. Though this is just anecdotal information and most likely coincidental. Still, it’s a fun fact.
This is an extremely food friendly wine. Enjoy it with any Italian fare. This wine can also be enjoyed with steak. It will elevate burgers, barbeque, and pizza. Great with cheesecake and dark chocolate, and it is delectable to sip on its own. It retails for $38, and it is well worth every sip.