Lagrein is an wonderful Italian red wine variety from Sud Tyrol - Alto Aldige. If your geography is a bit hazy all you need to know is - it is northernmost bit of Italy, near the border with Austria.
The variety has attracted a bit of attention in Australia, encouraged by aficionados such as Dr Peter May. There are three commercial producers in Australia - Hartz Barn in the Eden Valley, Domain Day in the Barossa and Cobaw Ridge in the Macedon Ranges.
Alan Cooper at Cobaw Ridge has released his 2003 Lagrein. This was the wine that convinced James Halliday, who has a healthy scepticism about new variewtals to say "I am now a convert to the cause."
I can tell you three things about it, It's not cheap, it's bloody good and there is not too much of it!
Check out the Cobaw Ridge range of wines