Intensive and dark purple, dense purple rim, powerful viscosity. Compact fragrance with blackberry confit, ink lead, smoked meat and chocolate chips. 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 displaying aromas of roasted hazelnuts just before they turn into nougat. At the same time spicy-juicy, a hint of liquorice and dark fruits. A fiery red wine with esprit and a charming finish – and by the way a price- performance wonder.
One simply can’t help and think of main dishes pairing this wine, like spare rib with home-made chilli marinade, nice and solid brochettes, peperonata with intensive smoked bacon or fine hot dogs with strips of filet. Penne with lentils, leak & parsley. Home-made cheese-caraway-sticks or spicy bread with summer butter and smoked sea salt, to match ripe semi-soft cheese or Emmentaler matured in caves and much more.
Hand-picked mid september 2006 into small boxes: 60% Blaufränkisch – predominantly from the sites Öden and Untere Pandkräften, 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|