“Deep and dark ruby garnet, tobacco, dark berries and spice, a touch of black olive, fine sweetness of the extract, herbal notes, and a concentrated finish.”
This Syrah is coming from the single vineyard Schüttenberg in Göttlesbrunn with warm and dry gravel soils. The “Schüttenberg” hill is the highest hill in the region. The dry and stony soil gets very hot during the hot summer days and as the close by River Danube brings cool winds the gravel cools quickly during the night. Thus, the grapes are graced with very hot temperatures throughout the day at which point they are able to ripen, but the vast temperature discrepancies (diurnal range) between day and night keep their freshness, spice, and acidity high.
Carnuntum is a wine region located in eastern Austria, near the city of Vienna. It is known for its long history of winemaking, even dating back to the time of the ancient Romans. The region takes its name from the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, which was an important military and trading center during the Roman Empire.
Only very ripe grapes from a selective hand picking, selection are used. Great control in the vineyard with selection of bunches and single berries in the cellar before fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at maximum 30 °C with regular flooding of the mash and manual pounding in order to achieve maximum extraction of colour, aroma and tannins. A maceration lasting 3 weeks takes place after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in a mix of old & new barriques. Rest time in old & new oak barriques for 17 months.
Enjoy with dark meat, goose liver, cheese, or the always worthy decision of being enjoyed on its’ own.
Ideal drinking temperature 18 °Celsius.