Among all grape varieties, it is only Pinot Noir that intrinsically possesses beauty through its gentle nature or even supposed fragility. Weightless concentration and effortless energy, like a perpetual motion machine. Superb sound quality at low volume. Multifaceted, redberried fruit is reflected in eternal volition like a fanciful peacock’s tail spread in a hall of mirrors. Its supple, fine-grained tannins achieve vitality through a friendly shove of invigorating acid, hoisting sails with a svelte, defined body toward unrepentant wine enjoyment. This 2017 Pinot Noir has the linearity of an architect’s ruler paired with the life-affirming sassiness of Ella Fitzgerald. Its inalienable transparency embodies unbridled, honest drinking pleasure.
Stems from vineyards on the east and west side of the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl). From limestone rich soils near the cool forested areas of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) and the sun pampered slopes of gravelly-sandy-loamy sediment on the southeast-facing escarpment of the Parndorfer Platte (Parndorfer Plain).
Bottled with conscientious handcraft and great care throughout the entire life cycle. Organic cultivation of the vineyards. Handpicked from the end of August to the beginning of September, spontaneous fermentation, two weeks maceration on the skins, gently basket pressed. Matured for six months in wooden vats and used 500-litre oak barrels.
100% Pinot Noir • 12% vol. • 5.4 g/l acidity • 1.0 g/l residual sugar • bottle size (l): 0.75 • bottled mid-March 2018