Harvest Date: October 2011
Skin Contact: 3 weeks; Ageing: 8 months in large wooden casks; Bottling Date: September 2012
The Blaufränkisch from the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate is a particularly juicy wine which stands out by virtue of its finely fruity acidity and clearness. Deep ruby-red, fine blackberry and plum fragrances, good length.
Serving Temperature: 13–14 °C; Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: The wines of the Stiftswein collection are best enjoyed young.
Poultry and roasted meat.
Alongside Zweigelt and St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch is yet another classic Austrian red wine grape variety. The alluvial, gravely soil at the Monastery’s vineyards in Tattendorf – which has one of the best reputations among Austria’s red wine growing communities – offers perfect conditions for this variety. At 55 hectares, Tattendorf is also home to the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate’s largest vineyards.
Wine Estate of Klosterneuburg Monastery: Since it‘s 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.
The wines bearing the Stift Klosterneuburg crest are the mainstay of our range of wines. Our Stiftsweine (Monastery wines) are youthful, fruity and charac-teristic of their varieties. They elegantly reflect the typicity of the relevant wine-growing region. The grapes used to make them come from various vineyards, but always from one wine-growing location. The Stiftswein collection represents Austrian winemaking tradition in its most enjoyably drinkable form.
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