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Weingut Esterhazy Blaufrankisch Sankt Georgen Leithaberg DAC 2020

Elegant, aromatic, and perfumed - great without food or paired!
Blaufränkisch (Kékfrankos, Lemberger)
  • $72.00

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Black Fruit, Red Fruit, Pepper / Spice, and Mineral, Sweet Spice, Leather / Earthy, and Toasted

BODY: Medium +
DRYNESS:
Very Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium +
TANNIN:
Medium
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Burgenland, Austria

Grape Varietals:
Blaufränkisch (Kékfrankos, Lemberger)

Winemaking:
Organic
Wild yeast and Malolactic Fermentation

Maturation: 19-24 Months Oak Barrels and Bottle Ageing

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
dark meat – mushroom and pasta dishes – soft cheese

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Hot plate venison, Claypot chicken rice, beef lung rendang

Description

Weingut Esterhazy Blaufränkisch Sankt Georgen Leithaberg DAC 2020

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Blaufränkisch from the Sankt Georgen region of Burgenland, Austria. The fruit comes from up to 40 year old vines, grown on limestone & mica schist soils

Taste Profile: Dark ruby ​​garnet, purple reflections, subtle brightening on the rim. Fine aromas of wild dark berries, with hints of liquorice and orange zest, nuances of fine wood in the background. Juicy, red cherry, lively structure, fine tannins, subtle red currant finish, silky and persistent.

Winemaking Process: The fruit is handpicked and undergoes an 18 day maceration. Spontaneous fermentation is undergone, followed by malolactic fermentation. The must is then aged for 18 months in 500L oak barrels, followed by another 6 months of bottle ageing.