Site & soil
Kirchweingarten is located in Höflein. It is a small, gently south-sloping, calcareous layer covered with clay and strata. The vines can enjoy the intense power of the sun, but at the same time have their roots in cool soil. This leads to a very fruity Blaufränkisch that is compact and light-footed at the same time.
Harvest & vinification
The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented spontaneously in open vats - without pumping, without cooling or heating. From time to time the juice from the bottom of the vat is poured by hand over the cap to keep it moist. The extraction is very gentle and slow. After pressing, the wine rests in large old wooden barrels for around 20 months before being bottled without filtration.. Production is 750 bottles.
On Spitzerberg, 2019 is – together with 2017 – probably the best vintage of the decade. The spring was long, and in the end quite cool and humid – thanks to these conditions, the soils were well prepared for a long and very summer. Autumn was stable, but started to get cool quite soon. All together, 2019 offered great conditions for a fantastic vintage, showing a lot of freshness and elegance, while beeing complex and dense.
Druesort: 100% Blaufränkisch
Indhold: 75 cl.