Distinctly dark purple – even showing a real violet rim, intensive viscosity, ripe cassis matches with intensive heart cherry aromas, cool appearance dominated by ripe black berries, the humidor of a 3-torch restaurant, fresh thyme and Valrhona 70%, red currant tart and pleasant toasting flavour. Slight notes of After Eight deriving from the Cabernet franc Dry, finely structured with a pronounced creamy fruit, stewed cherries with cloves, matching tannins, some liquorice sweets and Manner waffles, dried plumbs and preserved Kornel cherries, always at the juicy side, pleasant finish of a charming food companion, a touch of wilderness embodies the cool-elegant composure. Could easily go for a reserve quality – being a 2015 vintage.
Strudel of curry sausage, fried radicchio with a top olive oil, herb risotto with black trumpets, spare ribs and white beans, beetroot risotto with smoked or sheep cheese, ideal companion to main dishes, roasted steaks, rich brochettes “Hotzenplotz”, yet suitable for vegetarians. Peperonata with intensive smoked bacon or pork burger. Penne with lentils, leek & parsley. Home-made cheese- caraway sticks or nut bread with summer butter and smoked sea salt, Christmas cake with bacon and smoked almonds, with ripe Montafon cheese or Wilder from Walde (CH) and much more. Heartily intense.
Hand-picked end of september to the beginning of October 2015 manually into small boxes: Blaufränkisch – mostly from the single vineyards Öden and Pandkräften, Cabernet from the single vineyards Gillesberg and Ritter – both slaty sites.
Separate harvesting, closed mash fermentation at a temperature of 32 °C (92 °F) and some additional days of skin contact, Gentle pressing, BAD, maturation in 300 l oak barrels mostly first filling for 12 months.
|Serving temperature||15–17 °C (58–62 °F) – a small carafe – maybe?|
|Bottling||April 2017; marriage shortly before filling|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l, Magnum, Double Magnum|