Intensive purple, rather opaque, dense viscosity, multi-layered aroma compounds on the nose display noble characteristics. Graphite, loads of black berries, nice doses of cinnamon & Cassis noble chocolate, notes of cedar, ivy and roasted macadamia nuts, very opulent and complex. Dry, compact tannin frame, powerful berry fruit, due to its intensive aromas nice to chew. Very powerful. An example that it works without technical concentration too. Very generous with a high ageing potential. Gains in complexity and animation with every sip. Thank you very much, dear selecting and harvesting team – and furthermore matured in most noble barrels!
Tarte flambée with smoked duck breast, tartar of smoked bison wine maker`s size, haunch of venison with elderberries, breast of wild duck with brandy sauce and fried pepper dumplings, venison salami. While sitting in comfortable fauteuils and listening to the Ring of the Nibelungen, (for example to enjoy in a bacchanal sense), with Sbrinz.
Harvested 2nd week of October 2008 manually picked into small boxes, mainly from the single vineyards Kraxner (marl on schist subsoil), Gillesberg and Ritter (schist weathering soils).
Destemming, closed fermentation at a temperature of 28°C, followed by 4 days of maceration, gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation and maturation in small 300 l – oak barrels (60% new).
|Grape varieties||60 % Blaufränkisch, 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Serving temperature||16–18° C – poured out of a noble decanter|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l up to 6l|