Blaufränkisch LEITHABERG DAC, Ried Pratschweingarten 2020 BIO


Quality wine; 0,75 litre; contains sulphites

My red Leithaberg version comes from the Ried Pratsche, which stretches up into the hills directly behind Oggau and from which you can look across the reed belt to Lake Neusiedl. You can also feel the lake as it settles on the leaves and grapes, carried by warm winds. The mild climate is countered by the cool limestone, and together they provide exactly the conditions you need for purist, clear and precise Blaufränkisch.

Nothing happens in the cellar that wouldn't have happened 70 years ago, and presumably the aromas of the past and present are not entirely dissimilar: fine red fruit, a hint of lemon, black pepper, a few ripe plums and a salty undertone settle over the palate.

Soil type: Leithakalk and mica schist soil
Soil care: organic farming
Expansion: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with whole berries, 28 months storage in 500 l and large wooden barrels.
Alcohol: 13.0 % Vol.
Acid: 6.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.2 g/l