Blaufrankisch Reserve 2016 - Trapl
Dark berry jam mingles with wild meadow herbs and subtle citrus notes. The structure is complex with elegant, fine tannins and refreshing, juicy acidity. The finish features cassis with spicy-mineral notes. The Blaufränkisch Reserve has superb ageing potential and pairs perfectly with lamb, duck, or game dishes.
The Blaufränkisch Reserve stems from up to 38-year-old vines that thrive on Danube gravel, loess, loam and limestone soils that dominate the geology around Stixneusiedl and Prellenkirchen. Grapes are manually harvested in small crates and carefully sorted by hand again in the winery. 80 % of the grapes were destemmed and trodden by foot. The remaining 20 % were trodden on the stems. Fermentation began on the mash and concluded in barrels. After 6 to 10 days maceration, the mash was pressed gently. The 14-month maturation took place in 500-litre barrels. No cultivated yeasts, bacteria or fining agents were employed during vinification. Typical for the Blaufränkisch Reserve is its dark ruby colour with purple highlights. The bouquet offers delicate floral nuances, intense notes of blackberry, and a touch of cinnamon and liquorice.