The colour shimmers with passionate life, its impenetrable depths promising intrigue and mystery. Wine is like a good book, inspiring our existence with its enthralling narrative.
VINTAGE The 2016 vintage produced numerous surprises. The mild spring wassucceeded by a frigid April that initially brought growth to a standstill.Constant hard work in the vineyard ensured that the situation was keptunder control. A changeable start to the summer was followed by sunnydays in late August and September. The grape harvest began in mid-September. The white wines are distinguished by a pleasant aromasupported by a well-structured acidity, while the red wines are marked bytheir powerful fragrance and matching.
VINIFICATION Fermentation in large wooden casks with extended maceration for 4 weeks, malo-lactic fermentation and 18 month ageing in barrique (50% new), light filtration and bottling.VINEYARDGently sloping, south-east facing vineyard at 220 – 260 meters above sea level at St. Josef, very warm micro-climate, loamy, gravely weathered chalk.
TASTING NOTES – deep cherry red– cherry, raspberry, rose-hip tea overtones– voluminous and velvety on the palate; long, smooth finish
RECOMMENDATION This wine should be partnered with red meats, game or piquant cheeses.