Intensive purple, opaque, obvious viscosity, very attractive fragrance of real character. Graphite, loads of mint, black berries, a nice share of cinnamon & cassis fine chocolate. Stewed sour cherries, notes of cedar, ivy and a touch of green pepper, very opulent and complex appearance. Dry, compact tannin frame, powerful berry fruit, due to its intensive aromas nice to chew. Balanced and full of finesse. Proves that it works without technical concentration all the same. Generous with high ageing potential. Complexity and animation are increasing sip by sip. The result of rigorous manual selection combined with careful barrel selection! Worth a smile! As excellent as last year´s vintage. A young Titan from the Cabernet star.
Ever tried with peppered donkey salami sandwich? Zebu tongue on grilled okra, tarte flambée with smoked duck breast, smoked bison carpaccio - wine maker`s size, leg of wild hare with elderberries, breast of wild duck with brandy sauce and fried pepper dumplings. Could even add to smoked tofu (not tested!). Or . . . to get drunk in a politically incorrect sense, to accompany a rich Sbrinz tasting. To forget in style and experience a creative upswing instead. Could (subjunctive) mature until grandsons would be allowed to join the tasting. To drink alone – open a magnum for a tet-á-tet.
Manually picked 1st week of October 2014 into small boxes, mainly from the single vineyards Kraxner (marl on schist subsoil), Gillesberg and Ritter (schist weathering soils).
De-stemming, closed fermentation for 14 days at a temperature of approximately 30 °C (88 °F), followed by 4 days of maceration, gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation and maturation in small 300 l – oak barrels (50% new).
|Grape varieties||60 % Blaufränkisch, 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Serving temperature||16–18˚C - poured out of an extravagant decanter|
|Bottle sizes||0,75l up to 3l|