Purple with a dark cherry-red rim, dense tears. Complex aroma spectrum of black cherries, refrigerated black berry juice, peppercorn, oak bark, black pepper, hibiscus, cedar trees, notes of blackthorn, juniper faintly perceptible. Dry, powerfully structured, with substantial-smooth tannins which appear as if dipped into dark nougat chocolate. Characteristic and inviting. Lavishly structured appearance. Animating fruit sweetness yet supported by Rust minerality, fiery. Long finish with a promising ageing potential. Very serious reserve quality.
Fried beef pralines with pepper cherries, sirloin with little side dishes, any type of goose dish (smoked goose breast, goose salami, roasted goose), leg of veal with marjoram jus, spicy tournedos of wild boar crusted, Pecorino with olive oil and smoked almond bread, companion in decisive exciting situations during the movie “Noch einmal Cordoba” (Cordoba once again) by Johann K. – from dusk till dawn….
Manually harvested end of september 2008 into small boxes, from the single vineyards Plachen (loess brown earth) and Pandkräften as well as Umriss (deep loess on loamy chalk subsoil).
Destemming, mash fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks at a temperature of approx. 31˚C for 14 days followed by 5 additional days of maceration, gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation and maturation in 300 l – oak barrels (ca. 60% new). Marriage and final maturation in large wood casks.
|Serving temperature||16–18˚C, benefits from a good-sized glass|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l up to 6l|