Ried Oberer Wald Blaufränkisch 2009

Ried Oberer Wald Blaufränkisch 2009



Winner, 1st place Falstaff Reserve Trophy

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Intensive purple with a violet rim, impressive viscosity. Multi-faceted aroma spectrum on the nose displaying black Cormons cherries plus a leaf of mint, almost ethereal dark fruitiness, varieties of pepper, candied blackberries, untamed yet revealing a powerful, tranquil depthness, cornelian cherries and kaokao, dry with generous prospects, mighty yet inviting tannins, finely grained, representing most clearly the luxurious ripeness characteristically for the vintage. Multi-layered, great substance accompanied by a nice spiciness. Persistent. Great cool wine from a hot vineyard – the paradoxon of the single vineyard Oberer Wald. 


Stewed leg of venison larded with juniper bacon, with well matured sirloin with pepper crust, with real Biltong – self-imported and hand-cut, truffled pigeon roulade, terrine  of hare with blackberry jelly, as part of a „blood, sweat and tears“ tasting – in the finale, as  patrimony if the outrageous subscription has been cancelled, or just to show off. 


Hand-picked into small boxes, a lot of chalk under loam from the upper and lower part of Oberer Wald, practically no selection necessary, beginning of October 2009 showing perfect parameters of ripeness.
Destemming, mash fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks at a temperature of more than 30 °C (88 °F) for 14 days, followed by 4 more days of maceration, gentle pressing and maturation in 300 l barrels (approximately 30% new).

Serving temperature 15–17 °C (58-62 °F), poured out of an exquisite decanter
Bottling May 2011
Alcohol 14.0% by vol.
Acidity 5.9 g/l
Residual sugar dry
Bottle sizes 0.75l to 3-litres

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