Very dark purple with distinctive violet reflections and opaque core. Enchanting fruit challenge. Cassis, black elder berry and delicate chocolate at a nice temperature. Additionally, confit of berries, black tea and freshly cut cedar wood. Spicy nuances and dried fruit. Dry. A fruit spiciness which might persist for quite a time. Vital Cabernet-fruit, fine tannin frame and Cabernet Sauvignon-pep. Dark berry-dominated core with extract power and finesse. Powerful finish, juvenile decathlon-winner who could also score on long distances. Most of the time taller by the head than all the others.
Baked lamb in Panko with juniper mayo, mushroom ragout with some slices of venison, frittata with chanderelles 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, medium to rare 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 2017 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.