Alter Berg Blaufrankish
Clothed in a purple cloak that shimmers between violet and an opaque core, this Blaufränkisch exudes aromatic purism.
Pure, brilliant black cherry is reflected in all its forms from the skin to the fruit flesh and juice to the seed. This finds subtle support in
discreet toasty aromas and robust earthiness – and you can sense the smell of a steamy summer street after it has been cooled by a
Precisely focused and meticulously delineated on the palate – given attentiveness, air and patience in a large glass, its true strengths
become apparent: length instead of width, expressiveness instead of loudness. Because not the volume is crucial, but the sound quality.
Sensitively animating acid and the pure, cool elegance of the fruit invigorate. The concentrated structure of fine-grained tannin is effortless
in the 2015 Blaufränkisch Alter Berg. On the one side, this combination causes the wine to vibrate with energy, yet on the other still
appear marvellously relaxed and rested.
This wine expresses a southeast exposed slope of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) in Winden. A cooling forest crowns this marvellous
vineyard, which looks toward Neusiedler See (Lake Neusiedl). Giant cherry trees grow between the vines and one finds million-year-old
fossils from a prehistoric sea throughout the meagre limestone dominated soils that lend this wine its extraordinary minerality.
Bottled with conscientious handcraft and great care throughout the entire life cycle. The vineyards are cultivated according to the biodynamic
regulations of the Respekt association. Handpicked mid-October, spontaneous fermentation with three weeks maceration in
wooden fermentation vats, matured for 28 months in used 500-litre oak barrels.
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