Rote Reserve 2011
Fine nose of raspberry and cherry with undertones of cinnamon and liquorice. Firm and “crisp” on the palate with velvety soft tannins. Very inspiring with a beautiful flow. Long finish which is perfectly supported by the natural sweetness. A “cool climate” red wine full of charming finesse and elegance Zweigelt, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Origin: Hadres, Untermarkersdorf and Sonnbergen
Soil: Fine-grained clay with a high amount of lime
Alc.: 13% • Acidity: 5.1 g/l • Residual sugar: 1 g/l
Fully matured grapes were hand-picked in several harvesting rounds by the end of October, de-stemmed and left to cold maceration for 4 days to extract fruit. During fermentation at 25-28°C, which was started with wild yeast from the vineyard (spontaneous fermentation), in stainless steel tanks, fluid must is poured daily onto the solid components to obtain the optimum in colour and extract. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the Cuvée matures for 24 months in oak barrels in the perfect atmosphere provided in the baroque estate cellar.
Recommended drinking temperature: 16-18°C
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022
Goes very well with moderately spicy meat, mainly veal, beef, duck, wild poultry and lamb in particular.