Intensive and dark purple, deep cherry-coloured rim, powerful viscosity. Compact fragrance with blackberry confit, ink lead, smoked meat and chocolate crumbles. A continuous oscillation between ripe cherries and black currant, backed by delicate toasty aromas, some thyme and cedar wood. Dry, excellent structure, extract sweetness and a powerful, pleasant tannin frame with aromas of roasted hazelnuts just before turning to become nougat. At the same time juicy, a hint of liquorice and dark fruits. A fiery red wine ending in a soft lingering finish – and by the way a price performance wonder.
One simply can’t help and think of main dishes pairing this wine, spare ribs, good and solid brochettes, Peperonata with intensive smoked bacon or fine burgers. Penne with lentils, leak & parsley. Home-made cheese-caraway-sticks or spice-bread with chilli almonds, to match ripe semi-soft cheese or Pecorino with black pepper and much more.
Hand-picked mid october 2005 into small boxes: 60% Blaufränkisch – predominantly from the site Öden, 40% Cabernet from the sites Gillesberg and Ritter – both of them with slate soils.
Separate harvesting, closed must fermentation at 31˚C, some days of additional maceration. Gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation, maturation in small oak barrels used for the second and third time.
|Grape varieties||60 % Blaufränkisch, 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Serving temperature||16–18° C|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l Magnum Double Magnum|