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Chorus 2016

Thermenregion, Österreich
Chorus
Varieties
Blend (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% St. Laurent)
Quality
Qualitätswein

Vine origins

  • Vineyard

    Stiftsbreite, Tattendorf

    Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth; Elevation: 220 meters

Analytical data

Alcohol
13,5% vol
Sugar level
dry

Wine description

Chorus from the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate consists mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is married here to Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and St. Laurent: Dark ruby red, elegant aromas of cassis and vanilla, with a hint of roasted aromas, fruity-sweet and balanced, wonderful chocolate and coffee flavours. A wine with good length and great potential.

Drink recommendations

Serving Temperature: 16°C; Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: Reaches ideal maturity after 2–3 years of storage; storage potential up to 10 years.

Food pairings

Grilled or fried dark meat.

Other

On the variety and origins of this wine: Tattendorf, located in Lower Austria’s Thermenregion, is home to some of Austria’s best sites for producing red wine – and several of these are worked by the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate. Shallow, warm brown earth soils, in which the gravel reaches up to the surface in many places, give the Steinfeld (»Stone Field«) its name.

Other

Wine Estate of Klosterneuburg Monastery: Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf. Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.

Other

What makes our single-vineyard wines stand out is the particular choice of hand-picked grapes. The wine is made from grapes grown in individual vine-yards with a long tradition, and the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate has been cultivating some of the individual sites for centuries. A highly selective and target-ed harvest ensures the ripest of grapes, while the process of ageing the wines – done partly in small wooden casks – guarantees that they can be stored for several years while maintaining their high quality.

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