Dark berries and cherry, soft toasting flavour, well balanced with good concentration, a little juvenile at the moment, Altenberg is a wine to reach its potential with ageing Goes well with deer, lamb, beef with spicy sauces; cheese
VARIETIES Blaufränkisch 50%, Merlot 35% und Zweigelt 15% GROWING AREA AND SOIL Altenberg, heavy chalk-loamy, with zones of sand and stones AGE OF VINES 7-42 years HARVEST by hand 3rd to 8th of September 2003 SUGAR CONTENT 20°-20,5° KMW YIELD per hectare 30hl FERMENTATION 23 days in steel containers at 28°-32° Celsius malolactic fermentation in barriques DEVELOPMENT 22 months in new barriques BOTTLED April 2005 Alcohol 14,5% Acid 5,4g/l Residual sugar 2,2g/l
Ruby-colored; ripe cherries and blackberries, juicy with a spicy touch, very well structured with a very long finish . Goes well with deer, lamb, goose with strong sauces; spicy cheese Drinking temperature from 16° to 18° Celsius
VARIETIES Zweigelt 60%, Blaufränkisch 27% & Syrah 13% GROWING AREA AND SOIL from the best vineyard in Gols red stones, loamy – sandy. AGE OF VINES 17-42 years HARVEST by hand, 1st september - 12th September 2003 SUGAR CONTENT 18,5°- 19,5° KMW YIELD per hectare 39 hl FERMENTATION 19 days in steel containers at 28°-32°Celsius, malolactic fermentation in barriques DEVELOPMENT 18 months in new
mpeccably made, showing a great purity of Syrah fruit, as well as intense, clear notes of white pepper. Soft enough to drink during the cocktail hour, this beautiful Austrian red, because of that tremendous purity of fruit, would also pair well with a wide variety of foods.
VARIETY Syrah GROWING AREA AND SOIL Haideboden warm stony-sandy soil AGE OF VINES 11 years HARVEST by hand 9th sept. 2003 SUGAR CONTENT 18,0°KMW YIELD per hectare 30 hl FERMENTATION 19 days in steel containers at ca. 28°-33° Celsius malolactic fermentation in barriques DEVELOPMENT 18 months in used barrels BOTTLED April 2004 Alcohol 13,5% Acid 4,9g/l Residual sugar 1,5g/l
Description ruby coloured,( sour)cherry taste,very "sappy" and elegant, concentrated on the palate Recommendation goes well with deer, lamb, spicy meat and pasta-dishes Drinking temperature 16°-18°Celsius
Variety Zweigelt Growing area and soil Schafleiten, Heideboden - red stones, loamy-sandy, waterbearing Age of vines 11-31 years Harvest by hand 26th to 28th september 2005 Sugar content 18° KMW Yield per hectare 48hl Fermentation in steel containers at a temperature of 28-32° Celsius Development 6 months im used wooden barrels (Barrique) Bottled May 2006 Alcohol 13,5% Acid 4,7g/l Residual sugar 0,9g/l