Zweigelt Ried WEITGASSE

Gedersdorfer Weitgasse
We’ve chosen the site Weitgasse for our Zweigelt, because the soil contains lots of chalk and humus, which are ideal pre-conditions. The cooling, drying winds on top of this plateau site keep the grapes healthy far into fall. This allows us to get yields with exceptional flavor and dark color.

Tasting Notes:
Brilliant ruby-red hue. Ripe plums and blackberry fragrance with a hint of violets. A rich entry leads to a fruity full-bodied palate and a lengthy finish. A lovely expression of pure black fruit, balanced tannins and harmonious acidity. Velvety-smooth, creamy aftertaste.

Ein guter Begleiter für:
Pasta, Goose, Duck, Beef, Game, Gratins, Sheep & goat cheese

Serving temperature: 16° C

Sankt Laurent Ried THALLAND

Rohrendorfer Thalland
Despite its reputation as a difficult grape, St. Laurent has recently enjoyed a significant renaissance in Austria. Our St. Laurent site consists of light and chalky soil which is ideal for this grape. Its very dense-berried clusters (similar to Pinot) would burst and rot in wet autumn weather. The sandy loess at this site allow the water to drain off quickly and the grapes remain healthy and have enough time to fully ripen. Since the vines are 49 years old, the yields are small, but of superior quality with old vine intensity. 

Tasting Notes:
Brilliant ruby red-violet hue. Fruity nose (akin to floral Pinot Noir aromas). Appealing for its intense black cherry and boysenberry aromas. Lively, vibrant structure. Pleasantly tannic and lingering spicy on the finish. Approachable now, but built to age. Reaches its full maturity after 2-5 years from harvest. On the palate it seems a darker relative of Pinot Noir, to which it is closely related. It should drink beautifully over the next five years, during which the tannins will soften more and blend with the lush fruit to  become even more intense.

Suggested Food Pairings:
Game, Goose, Duck, Lamb, Pasta, Roast Beef, Beef Steaks, Tuna Steaks, Wild Mushrooms, Ham, Sheep & Goat Cheese.

Serving temperature: 16° C

Rosé HESPERIA

Felsner Rosé is a blend of Zweigelt and St. Laurent grapes. The vineyards on the top of the hill receive cool northern breezes. As a result, a slow grape maturation ensures the perfect balance of concentrated fruit and bright acidity. Grapes were hand-picked and selected. They were put in a pneumatic press where the juice was gently extracted from the grapes. The temperature controlled fermentation of the must after the addition of selected yeast and the elaboration of the young wine took place in a stainless steel tank.

Tasting Notes:
An elegant, dry Rosé wine. This seductive wine has bright notes of strawberry and red currants. It has a bright salmon-pink color. Slightly creamy in texture, backed by refreshing acidity. It’s delicious for its playful fruitiness and lively balance. Finishing dry, with fragrant length.

Suggested Food Pairings:
Salmon, Shellfish, Shrimp, Grilled Tuna, Pasta with Tomato, Seafood Sauces, Fried Chicken, Roast Turkey

Serving temperature: 8-10° C