Harvested by hand into small crates (18-20 kg) to keep the grapes as intact as possible; the main part was picked October 2018. Blaufränkisch + Alibernet were destemmed, crushed and spontaneously co-fermented in open-top vats. The free run juice went into old barrels at ~10% ABV (to avoid Alibernet's hard tannins) where it finished fermentation and matured for 28 month. In summer 2021, it was blended with a bit of 2019 Blaufränkisch for juiciness and drive, and a dash of 2019 Devín for aromatics. The blend rests ~6 months in tank and is bottled unfined, unfiltered, with a small addition of sulphur. Wine is vegan.
Dark fruit, dainty cherry, touch of Devín's rose on the nose. The taste is lighter than its intense colour would suggest, mingling dark chocolate pralines with Oriental spice.
Recommended serving cold.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol. Sulphites added: 15mg/L