Site, Vineyard and Soil
Ried Kräutergarten in Oberwaltersdorf, meagre, light alluvial soil with an element of sand.
The darkest wine in our portfolio, intense red with a nearly black core and bluish highlights. The extremely spicy and intense nose is impressive for its pronounced aromas of cassis, black pepper, cedar and blackberries. The finish shows notes of underbrush and a bit of tobacco. Complex. Very ripe fruit on the palate: black cherries, delicate bitter chocolate with a light chilli spice, cassis. The tannins are velvety at first. All together: a powerful wine with a long finish. Becoming approachable; we expect it to be at its peak in 3-4 years.
With hearty dishes like casseroles, wild game, braised dishes. Particularly lovely with roasted venison & glazed chestnuts. Root vegetables with bacon flecks and lightly fried potato dumplings.
16 - 18 °C (60 - 65 °F)
Harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, spontaneous fermentation, pressed after eighteen days fermentation, 100 % maturation in barriques, of which 60 % were new and the rest used. Eighteen months ageing in cask.
Acidity 5,7 g/l, Alcohol 13,5 % Vol., Residual Sugar 1,8 g/l