Inky ruby-red color with exuberant core, heavy legs, violet hues; the nose is redolent of black berries with traces of delicate herbal spice, After Eight mints and coconut chocolate; appealing and three dimensional. On the palate this is dry with fine fruit sweetness and a nice tannin structure; lush and succulent, spicy, vanilla, discreet smoky notes; good stuff, artistic and expressive.
Meditation wine in red, in concrete terms: venison steak with pepper crust, Sibratsgfäl mountain cheese, along with the family chronicles.
Hand-picked second week of October 2003 by hand into small boxes, the major part comes from the single vineyard KRAXNER (tea-green marl on slate subsoil).Destemming, closed fermentation for 10 days at 31°C, post-fermentation maceration for 8 days, gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels (50% new).
|Serving temperature||17 - 19°C - poured out of a small decanter|
|Alcohol||13,9 Vol. %|
|Residual sugar||2,0 g/l|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l, Magnum, Doppelmagnum, Rehoboam (5 l), Salamanzar (9 l)|