Nothing less than opaque, intensive inky purple, dense viscosity, densely layered on the nose, a lot of black berries, mint, eucalyptus, dark chocolate at room temperature. Luxury hints of cedar with delicate toasting, very complex. Dry, impermeable tannin coat around cool berries, nice to chew because of its intensive aromas. Long finish. A positive proof that it can work without jam. Very dense with enormous ageing potential – that’s 2004 in Rust!
Leg of venison with juniper jus, wild duck breast with cognac sauce and fried dumplings, goose salami. After a proposal of marriage and on the subsequent wedding anniversary-candlelight dinners etc.
Hand-picked 4th week of October into small boxes, mainly from the single vineyard KRAXNER (marl on schist subsoil).Destemming, closed fermentation for 10 days at 31˚C followed by a maceration period of 8 days, gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation and maturation in small 300 l–oak barrels (50% new).
|Serving temperature||17–19° C - poured out of a noble decanter|
|Alcohol||13,5 Vol. %|
|Residual sugar||2,0 g/l|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l bis 6 Liter|