Pittnauer Blaufrankisch Dogma St Laurent 2015

Size: 750

About This Wine

100% St Laurent from the light, sandy soils of various sites across the Neusiedlersee region of Burgenland. Destemmed, not crushed, with 15% whole bunches included in the ferment. Vinified in stainless steel, with 18 days’ skin contact in total. Aged on full lees for eight months in tank. Nothing added, including sulphur. Bottled unfiltered. Dark cherry red with violet reflections and a slight cloudiness. Aromas of red berries, plums and lychees with expressive peppery, herbal spiciness. Grippy on the palate, with vivid acidity and a gentle structure. Vibrant and vigorous. Complex and light at the same time. Savoury finish and an animating aftertaste.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Country Austria
Region Burgenland
Appellation Neusiedlersee
Brand Pittnauer
Vintage 2015

About Austrian Wine

Austria is a country with over 4000 years of wine making history, but a scandal in 1985 destroyed its credibility. This is perhaps why the status and popularity of Austrian wines today still is not fully reflective of the high quality wines the country can produce.

Grüner Veltliner is the most important wine made in Austria, distinguished by its lightly fruity, noticeable spice and characteristic white pepper notes. This variety comprises roughly a third of all plantings. In terms of volume, Riesling plays a much smaller role than in Germany, but is responsible for some of the most appreciated dry white wines made in the country.

In red varietals, Austrian native varieties are dominant and include the tart and peppery Zweigelt, spicy and dense Blaufränkisch and juicy Saint Laurent.

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The Wine Front – Liquid cherry jam spiked with cinnamon, cumin spice. Spot on. Cool and refreshing red wine of perky acidity, amaro sweet-sour, pomegranate crunch to close. It’s vibrant, vital, light on, so smashable. It’s not cerebral, nor is it trying to be, it invites you in instead and says ‘lay on the couch with your shoes on’. Welcoming freshness in red wine. Hello summer. 

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