Blaufrankish Leithaberg DAC

Blaufrankish Leithaberg DAC

Heinrich

2016

Burgenland

Austria

The entire gamut of cherry is deconstructed in a purple and lusty fashion, yet this wine winks mischievously and simply refuses onedimensional
fruitiness. The earthy depth of peaty autumn leaves and fresh truffles, peppery spice, and roasted root vegetables reveal
further dimensions. One is inspired to immediately roast a leg of lamb, which would certainly do this wine justice, for it requires time and
air to open. And indeed, Blaufränkisch is truly the only vehicle that could express this terroir so effectively. While the austere and stony
aftertaste speaks of the chalky origin, the unbridled power of fine-grained tannins lends assertive force. This wine is neither intrusive nor
superficial, but rather exudes vitality, precision, contentment and the promise of a long life.
This Blaufränkisch stems from old vineyards on the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountain) slopes in Jois, Winden and Breitenbrunn that face
southeast toward Neusiedler See (Lake Neusiedl). The soils comprise the fossil-rich limestone, calcareous sandstone, and mica schist
that are so typical for the region.
Bottled with conscientious handcraft and great care throughout the entire life cycle. The vineyards are cultivated according to the biodynamic
regulations of Respekt. Handpicked beginning of October, spontaneous fermentation, three weeks maceration on the skins in
wooden fermentation vats, gentle basket press, 20 months maturation in used 500-litre oak barrels.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

Alcohol

12.5

750ml

Contents

525

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