Blaufränkisch is Burgenland’s traditional red grape variety. On the south facing slopes of Ried Point (a single vineyard first mentioned in 1570), it can fully ripen on the calcareous loamy soils, across elevations of 198 to 212m.
The Blaufränkisch vines are all over 30 years old and yield only small quantities, around 40hl/ha, but produce fine and concentrated wines.
All the grapes are selectively hand harvested. The wine is fermented on skins followed by extended maceration for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged for 30 months in small barrels of French oak.
Alcohol: 14.0% vol
Acid: 5.1 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.1 g/l
CRITIC RATINGS97 Falstaff
On the nose, the wine reveals delicate plum and chocolate, savouriness, kumquat and blackberry notes. On the palate, the wine expresses good complexity, with a tightly meshed, taut and juicy mouthfeel. The fruit has a sweet quality to it, redolent of dark berry conserve with caramel touch and fine wood smoke. A wine with clear ageing potential.
Perfect companion to a range of pâtés and meat dishes.