Light bodied, great lift, bruised cherries, hints of spice and damp earth. A terrific red field blend from Austria that manages to be both accessible and complex.
PRODUCER: Herrenhof Lamprecht APPELLATION: Vulkanland GRAPE COMPOSITION: Gemischter Satz (red field blend): Blaufränkisch dominant with smaller amounts of St Laurent, Kadarka, Pinot Noir and Blauer Wildbacher CLIMATE: Continental (hot summers & cold winters) SOILS: Weathered sandstone, silt, gravel, clay and marl MACERATION & AGING: all varietals co-fermented (5% stem inclusion) 40 hours of maceration, and full malo in barrel.
-Certified organic, 9 hectare estate with over 100 grape varietals planted
-All fermentation is spontaneous
-he uses used 300L and 600L neutral oak (40% coopered locally), and extended lees aging is key (18 months).
-unfined and unfiltered
-The only addition is SO2 at bottling, usually around 20ppm total.