Plachen Blaufränkisch

Vintage

2015

Variety

Blaufränkisch

Description

Intensive purple of a somewhat darker kind, subtle violet rim, powerful viscosity. Distinctive fragrance which leaves no doubt about the supremacy of this Blaufränkisch representative. Wild cherry extravaganza, piment, black tea, zests and cinnamon bark complemented by ripe mandarines and roasted, fresh nuts, fine barrel selection. Dry, densely layered, continuously displaying spicy fruitiness, characteristic and three-dimensional, cool smoke with cloves and cardamom, laurel. Intensively mineral type and pulpy, enormously long finish. Mirrors the assets of the winery´s oldest Blaufränkisch vineyards in a perfect way.

Accompanying ideas

"Waldviertler" dumplings wrapped in Strudel and fried in goose lard, Regina´s delicious " basic gravy" to match ox tail, a medium-rare steak directly from the producer and double-cut - together with a Bouquet salad. Accompanying hard cheese - 4 torque style. Kummelweck filled with pepper salami, with roasted venison liver sausage, chocolate - black pudding pizza, instead of surf to turf. Roast wild boar - form top to tail. And to treat yourself on otherwise boring days. To believe in the good in man.

Ratings

FALSTAFF Rotwein Guide 2019 95 points - ex aequo 5th place Reserve Trophy
A LA CARTE Guide 2019 94 points
Falstaff Guide 2018/19 94 points
A La Carte Wine Guide 2018/19 94 points
VINARIA Guide 2018/19 4 stars + TIPP of the editorial-team
Wein.Pur Guide 2018/19 5 glasses
A la Carte Magazin Blaufränkisch Grand Cru 94 points

Technical specification

Serving temperature 15-17 °C (58-62 °F), decanter and large, high glass - in this order
Harvest Manually into small boxes, from the single vineyard Plachen where we own the only two totally chalk-free Blaufränkisch parcels - loam on weathered silicate, practically no need for selection, beginning of October 2015 with perfect parameters of ripeness.
Processing Destemming, mash fermentation in closed stainless-steel tanks at a temperature of approximately 30 °C (88 °F) for 14 days, followed by 4 more days of maceration, gentle pressing and maturation in 300 l barrels (approximately 40% new).
Bottling June 2017
Alcohol 15,0 Vol.%
Acidity 5,6 g/l
Residual sugar dry
Bottle sizes 0,75l to 3-litres
Deutsche Version