Comondor 2016

from 24x only 44,57  per piece.

49,52 

Incl. VAT.
(66,03  / 1000 ml)
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Tasting note from from 07.12.2018, Copyright Christina Hilker

Info about the wine of the Nittnaus family

In 1985 we took over the farm. We drank Bordeaux, Burgundy, Barolo and the like, and planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Internationality was part of the good tone. Only in the Ungerberg, our best vineyard, we made an experiment and put out Blaufränkisch.

The 1990 harvest then brought two outstanding wines. On the one hand the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Edelgrund and on the other hand the Blaufränkisch from the Ungerberg, which quickly made it clear that the two were a dream couple that should be married. This is how the Comondor was born, which bears the Pannonian name of a historical Hungarian shepherd dog breed and has been something like the flagship of our winery ever since.

We owe our position among Austrian red wine producers first and foremost to this wine, which has repeatedly achieved top rankings in tastings not only in Austria and consistently belongs to the best red wine cuveés. Like the Pannobile, the Comondor has developed steadily and has continuously become more down-to-earth, elegant and subtle. Since 1998, the elegant and full-bodied Merlot has replaced the more tart and rustic Cabernet Sauvignon as the main variety. As of 2004, it consists of Merlot, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt.

Color

Dense violet red, black in the core.

Nose

The 2016 Comondor presents itself very compact and spicy and still appears youthful and closed despite its advanced maturity. Dark fruits like sloe, elderberries and blackberries combine with aromas of green pepper, grilled rosemary, juniper, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and dark tobacco. Smoky minerality hovers over everything. Already in the nose this drop conveys a beautiful depth.

Palate

On the palate, we are dealing with a wine that should be given the necessary time to develop all its power and complexity. The fruity aromas of the nose combine with a striking tannin structure and intense minerality. Clear salty notes immediately stimulate the appetite. The long finish indicates that the storage potential of this impressive long runner is far from exhausted. If you want to enjoy it at this youthful stage, you should definitely decant it at least two hours beforehand and go for rich dishes with concentrated sauces.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Grilled green peppers with polenta corners and rosemary butter
  • Hare with dark chocolate sauce and truffled celery croquettes
  • Leg of wild boar with red cabbage and nut strudel

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Type

Vintage

Variety

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Content

Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Allergens

Contains sulfur

Acid

5,6 g/l

Drinking temperature

17°

Manufacturer

Winery A & H Nittnaus, Untere Hauptstraße 49, A-7122 Gols / Austria, organic certificate: AT-BIO-402