A fruity cuvée made of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir, is a wonderful example of charming wine for beginners, for Albert Gesellmann. This is also why he calls it “zb” (zum Beispiel, meaning "for example").
Made from a range of 10 to 30 year old vines, the organically farmed clusters were hand-picked at the beginning of September.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with punch down of the must cap 2 to 4 times each day. After that the wine was transferred to oak barriques where malolactic conversion took place before being transferred to larger oak barrels for 10 months ageing.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Acid: 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l
On the nose there are warm, spicy, and herbal notes from this beautifully crafted blend, all woven around an intense fruit character of ripe cherries and red plums. On the palate the wine is juicy, with well-integrated tannins, elegant acidity, and a long, fruit driven and satisfyingly fresh finish.
This wine pairs well with BBQ or tomato based pasta dishes.