Blaufränkisch is Burgenland´s traditional grape variety. It thrives well in the Pannonian climate on the southern slopes of the Leithagebirge with their calcareous loam soils.
This Blaufränkisch comes from the heart of vineyards Haussatz and Setz. These are south and southeast facing, with sandy loam soils. This part of the Leithagebirge covers elevations of 180m to 200m.
All the grapes are selectively hand harvested at a yield of 40hl/ha. The wine is fermented on skins followed by extended maceration for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged for 18-21 months in small barrels of French oak, before being bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol: 14.0% vol
Acid: 5.6 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.0 g/l
On the nose the wine delivers well-defined and ripe dark fruit, with complex notes of sweet spice. This is all followed by a palate of dark berry fruit and complexity from nicely judged, restrained oak ageing. A great wine for an evening in.
Perfect companion to a range of pâtés and meat dishes.