The Blaufränkisch Alter Berg (literally “old hill”) is from a 25 year-old vineyard in the Leithaberg range on the western shore of the Lake Neusiedl. Leithaberg is a relatively new area for Gernot Heinrich who became attracted to the area’s limestone soils. The Blaufränkisch was manually harvested at the beginning of October and brought into the cellar where it was fermented in oak vats. The wine was aged for 18 months in 500 liter French oak barrels.
Austria's showcase grape variety shows itself here in a strong ruby-garnet color with a violet reflection. The nose shows subtle spiciness, fine berry fruit and a slight floral scent as well as some hibiscus notes. There is juicy, cool fruit on the palate coated by robust, firm tannins, ripe berry fruit and a mineral finish. Great potential for development.
Pair with pot roast, chicken empanadas or charcuterie.