Info about the wine
The hand-picked grapes for this Blaufränkisch matured in vineyards averaging 30 years old in the Joiser Ried Altenberg on the unique limestone soils on the slopes of the Leithagebirge.
Info about the expansion
Spontaneous fermentation in wood, 22 months maturation on the lees in 500 litre wooden barrels.
Dense violet-red, almost dense in colour to the rim.
What a fragrance pours from the glass of the 2019 Blaufränkisch Ried Altenberg Blackberries, elderberries, sweet blueberries and cassis, combined with beguiling floral scents reminiscent of elderberry, ivy and rose petals. Notes of cinnamon and aniseed reinforce this sexy touch. Leather, wood smoke and tobacco reveal its depth, complexity and great ageing potential even in its youthful stage.
Juicy, expansive and at the same time elegant and multi-faceted, it beguiles with its extremely polished tannin structure, stimulating acidity and brilliant fruit on the tongue. Compact minerality and a salty impression are omnipresent, the drinking flow is simply wonderful. A lot of wine in the glass at a fantastic price-value ratio.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Bread salad with pointed cabbage, pumpkin, caraway seeds and quince jelly
- Grilled red mullet, Blaufränkisch sauce, star anise, tarragon and rocket mashed potatoes
- Saddle of beef with celery, olive and bergamot
Nittnaus Anita & Hans
Winery A & H Nittnaus, Untere Hauptstraße 49, A-7122 Gols / Austria, organic certificate: AT-BIO-402