Very dark purple with distinctive violet reflections and opaque core. Enchanting fruit challenge. Cassis, black elder berry and delicate chocolate at a pleasant temperature. Additionally, confit of black berries, black tea and freshly cut cedar wood. Spicy nuances and dried fruit. Dry. Fruity spiciness which might take its time. Vital Cabernet-fruit, fine tannin grip and Cabernet Sauvignon-pep. Dark berry-dominated core with extract power and finesse. Powerful finish, juvenile decathlon winner who would also score on long distances. Most of the time taller by the head than all the others.
Mushroom ragout with pieces of venison, frittata with chanterelles and smoked almonds, Porchetta with lavish fennel, snack combo: homemade bread, butter, juniper ham. Fresh game ravioli with Pecorino Sardo, risotto with stripes of venison, recent Sbrinz, sautéed rib eye in black pepper crust, quail wrapped in bacon with stewed berries, very thinly sliced Mangalitza ham. Confit of wild duck with cranberries, goose ragout with glace of Cassis. Goes well with sophisticated, progressive literature and for all those who prefer a half- full glass to a half-empty one.
Hand-picked into small boxes at the beginning of October 2016 from the younger vines of the sites Kraxner and Plachen.
Destemming, closed mash fermentation for 24 days at a temperature of up to 30 ºC (88 °F). Gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation in steel tanks, maturation in large oak casks.
|15–17 °C (58–62 °F) likes to be poured into a carafe
|End of June 2017
|100% screw cap for 0,75 l–bottles, magnums cork closure for double magnums, 6–litre imperials