Purple with a violet rim. Animating nose, densely layered aromas of stewed sour cherries, sweet, very dark cherries and blueberries, lilac, completed by a touch of chocolate. Fruit-driven, additionally blue May-flowers. Dry, round spiciness, well integrated into a soft body which hinds its muscles behind fine tannins. Wide aroma spectrum of sun ripened fruits and spicy nuances, pleasant and juicy finish which asks for more and combines juiciness and power. Benefits clearly from the addition of our top-Zweigelt batches. Zweigelt from Rust – so powerful and yet cool!
Very versatile food companion – particularly to kick off a party!! Gratinated potatoes with truffles and egg yolk … to match hearty soups made of smoked meat, beans or even pot barley. Together with the usual pizza in case you are in hurry or accompanying a late breakfast with smoked fish or an early brunch serving potato-goulash. Cheese bread with Pepperonata or a hearty Brettljause (cold meat dishes) like to be seduced by the TRIE. Those who like tofu have to try out themselves. Particularly the 2011 vintage shows a great potential to seriously enjoy “one glass after the other”.
Hand-picked end of September 2011 into small boxes. Zweigelt from the single vineyards Satz Örtel, Bandkräftn and Baumgarten with St.Laurent from Baumgarten and separately harvested Cabernet Sauvignon from Kraxner.
De-stemming, closed mash fermentation in stainless steel tanks with spraying of the head for 10 days followed by three additional days of maceration. Gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation in the tank, maturation in large used oak casks (500 – 2.500 l).