Ried Gillesberg 2013

Ried Gillesberg 2013

VINARIA Guide 2016/17

★ ★ ★ ★

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Falstaff 2016/2017

94

Points
Top-rated Cabernet Franc from Austria

A la carte

93

Points
Winner of open varieties Group

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Tasting

Rich purple with opaque core, disinctive viscosity, opens with impressive aromas of thyme and liquorice, a hint of tobacco, some crushed ivy leaves, lots of dark berries, in addition nougat and cedar wood, allspice and flintstone – boundless and deep. Dry, full-bodied and compact; its tight structure calls for a decanter, black mulberry and currant, great potential which will eventually increasingly mirror the slate soils.

Pairing

Jugged hare with elderberry pulp, venison terrine with juniper, spare ribs with home-made rub, crunchy wedges and chimichurri dip, in case the rib eye takes one month more, fried thyme pasta and one summer truffle per person, with semi finals upwards – or on the road.

Making

Harvested second week of October 2013, selective picking into small boxes, due to the windy site and scarce soil no loss at all due to selection.

Destemming, closed mash fermentation vor 3,5 weeks, gentle pressing, maturation in 300-l oak barrels for 18 months.

Serving temperature 16–18°C – decanter obligatory!
Bottling Beginning of March 2014
Alcohol 14,0 Vol.%
Acidity 5,8 g/l
Residual sugar dry
Bottle sizes 0,75l bottle and Magnum with screw cap double magnum with natural cork

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