RED 2011

RED is an approachable, pleasure-giving table wine produced from 60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufränkisch, 10% St. Laurent, aged for 12 months in a combination of barriques and large Slavonian oak casks. We suggest serving it slightly chilled in the warm summer months though it is delicious year-round at the table.  RED is produced in several different formats in Europe, hence the description on the front label of "regular bottle." A drinker!

Tasting Notes

This highly approachable RED is purely harmonious. The composition of its blend reflects the most important grape varieties in the vineyards: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent.  Purple colour,  cherry nose and hints of floral and spice characters, this RED offers lots a black and red cherry notes on the palate, a refreshing acidity and well managed, round tannins.

Food Pairing

An every-day wine to be enjoyed with a good, simple meal, a picnic or cold cuts.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Heideboden and other vineyards in the Neusiedlersee appellation
Soil composition
Clay, gravel and loess
Training method
Single cane pruned
Elevation
426.4-492 feet
Vines/acre
2000-2400
Yield/acre
2.6 tons
Exposure
Southern/Southeastern/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1985
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1996
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufränkisch, 10% St. Laurent
Fermentation container
Stainless Steel
Age of Aging Container
2-4 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
82 - 89.6 °F
Maceration length
14
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Oak fermentation vats and barriques
Length of bottle aging
3 months
Size of aging container
3000L and 225L
Type of oak
French, Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
Residual sugar
1.5 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L

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