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Primary Notes: Blackberry Red Currant, Cherry Pepper Mineral
Secondary Notes: Dark Chocolate, Coffee
Tannin: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14
Origin & Awards
Origin: Burgenland, Austria
Maker: ARACHON T.FX.T
Fermentation: Organic Heavy Wood
Decanting: Up to 30 minutes
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: KBBQ, Wagyudon, Beef Pho
Western Food Pairing: Potobello mushroom burger, Spaghetti meatballs, cheese
Arachon T.FX.T 2018
Arachon T.FX.T is a joint venture of friends and three wineries: Szemes, FX. Pichler and Tement. Deep ruby red colour with a violet hue. The bouquet exudes aromas of blackberries, sweet cherries and nuances of coffee and spices. The full-bodied palate has structured tannins, a pleasant berry juiciness and mineral terroir following through to a red currant finish with a touch of dark chocolate.
Ageing potential: Keep until 2036.
80% Blaufränkisch, 10% Zweigelt, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The highest quality grapes from vineyards up to 65 years old. The fruit comes from in-house vineyards across the winegrowing region in Burgenland. Arachon comes from the Old Slavic-Alto-Slovenian language and was the name of the village of Horitschon in the Middle Ages, this wine's home. The vines grow in slate, loam, loess soil.
Hand harvesting of the grapes. Natural and spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine matures for 18 months in (partly new) 500 L barrels.