Blaufränkisch -H- 2013 from Tauss
The vines are rooted on very steep slopes on calcareous, sandy loam - also called Opok, which gives the wine an extraordinary minerality and tautness. Roland cultivates his vineyards almost exclusively by hand due to their steepness. The grapes are carefully harvested and crushed by hand, fermented spontaneously, of course, and then aged for two years in small used wooden barrels. Aromatically, we find a lot of spice, herbs and earthy hints that blend with dark berries. The grape variety seems extremely comfortable with its climatic positioning between the warm, Mediterranean-influenced south and the cooler, Alpine-influenced north. A true homage to southern Styria, where many believed the climate was not suitable for the production of quality red wine.