2014 Blaufränkisch ‘Horitschoner’
The wine-growing community of Horitschon lies in the heart of Blaufränkisch country. The mild winters, dry summers and long, warm autumns are an important factor in production of the excellent wines. The region is very well named. Blaufränkisch is an old Austrian grape variety that does particularly well in central Burgenland.
The soil here features a deep, moderately heavy to heavy loamy topsoil and is rich in clay and iron.
Harvested in the first two weeks of October from 25 year old vines and bottled in November.
Selective hand harvest. Spontaneous fermentation. Two weeks of maceration, ageing for seven months in concrete tanks and wooden tanks. Natural malolactic fermentation.
A classic central Burgenland wine ruby red in colour medium bodied and well-balanced, with dark cherry and blackberry aromas, a good hint of spice, ripe tannins well-integrated acidity and a beautifully long finish.
Perfect with meat, poultry, pasta, cheese and even seafood.
£ 17.00 a bottle at Le Pont de la Tour Wine Merchant